Mrs. Fulton Tara Fulton


Tara Fulton is the principal at Clute Intermediate School. She was principal at Gladys Polk Elementary from 2014-2019. She served as assistant principal at Gladys Polk Elementary from 2009-2014. She taught at Jane Long Elementary from 2002 to 2009. Mrs. Fulton is a graduate of the University of Houston - Clear Lake and holds a Master of Science Degree in Educational Management. She also received her Bachelor of Music in Music Education from the University of Houston. She is involved in the community as a member of the Life Church Houston music team, as well as a volunteer at Kidz Harbor. Tara is married to Jason Fulton and both have two awesome kids, Jackson 13, and Kennedy 10. Growing up in Houston, she graduated from Dobie High School. Her hobbies include playing the piano at church, relaxing at home with her family and reading. Mrs. Fulton says, “I have the best job in the world.  I love going to my campus everyday because I believe that all students deserve the very best learning environment, and our campus works together as a team to create this for all students.” 

Professional Accomplishments:
BISD Teacher of the Year 2006
BISD Assistant Principal of the Year 2014
BISD Principal of the Year 2016 and 2019
Recipient of Solution Tree Women’s Leadership Scholarship 2019

Mr. Lara

Josh Lara

5th Grade Assistant Principal

The 2019-2020 school year will be Josh Lara’s first year at Clute Intermediate as the 5th-grade Assistant Principal.  He is entering his 12th year as an educator. Mr. Lara comes to CIS with teaching experience from Brazosport ISD and Katy ISD and administrative experience from Crosby ISD and BISD.  He has his Bachelor of Science degree in Academic Studies from Sam Houston State University with a minor in Special Education and received his Master of Education degree in Educational Leadership from Stephen F. Austin State University.  Mr. Lara enjoys spending time with his wife, Lauren, and their two boys. He loves to be outdoors, and his hobbies include running, playing golf, watching movies (especially Star Wars), and rooting for the Houston Astros!

Mrs. Guzman

Liz Guzman

6th Grade Assistant Principal

Mrs. Guzman is the sixth grade assistant principal.  She graduated from Southeastern Oklahoma State University with a bachelor's in Elementary Education in 2010 and from University of Houston-Clear Lake with a master's in Education Administration in 2013.  She is coming to CIS with teaching experience in the elementary, middle, and high school grade levels in the Galveston and Clear Creek Independent School Districts. Mrs. Guzman is from Galveston and enjoys spending time with her husband and daughter.  Her favorite hobbies are fishing, reading, and working puzzles.

 Mr. Duvall

Brent Duvall

7th Grade Assistant Principal

Mr. Duval is the seventh grade assistant principal. He is responsible for campus operations.  He earned his bachelor’s degree in history from The University of Texas at Tyler in 2007. In 2017, he earned his Masters in Education Leadership from Texas State University.  He is coming to CIS with teaching experience in the middle and high school grade levels in Pearland and Dripping Springs Independent School Districts. In addition, Mr. Duvall has been a member of the Texas Army National Guard for the past seven years, where he serves as a Logistical Officer. He enjoys spending time with his wife and son.  His favorite hobbies include fitness, hiking, and camping. 

Mrs. Pierson

Melanie Pierson

8th Grade Assistant Principal

My name is Melanie Pierson, Dean of Instruction at Clute Intermediate School. In my new role as Dean of Instruction, I am responsible for curriculum, instruction, and intervention. This is my seventh year at CIS, and before becoming an administrator I taught 6th and 7th grade Language Arts. I am a Brazoswood High School graduate, and have earned both my Bachelors and Masters degrees from the University of Texas at Arlington. Outside of school I enjoy spending time with my family (Husband: Blake, Daughter: Olivia, and Son: Connor), doing anything outside, traveling, baking, and being crafty. My hope for ALL students is that they develop a love of LIFE long learning, and that they truly understand and believe that their futures are limitless.



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