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Janelle Hardin

I would like to welcome you and our students to the 2021-2022 school year. I hope you and your families have taken advantage of our beautiful weather this summer. Hopefully, our students have used some of their time away to relax, recharge and get ready to embrace the upcoming school year. I am very excited to see all our stallions returning to in-person learning for the 2021-2022 school year. Our Clear Spring staff is looking forward to seeing our students return on Tuesday, August 24, 2021. I truly believe that our students benefit most when they are in the building, being guided by high quality teachers and having high quality learning experiences. At my core, I find Clear Spring to be an amazing learning community, powered by an amazing team of staff who really care about children. Our teachers are welcoming, and they are dedicated to ensuring that your student receives the best education possible.


Our school theme this year is titled “Going For the Gold.” Our staff has been planning, adapting, and preparing for a great year. You will see many things around our campus and in your child’s classroom that incorporates the theme this year. We are committed and will continue to ensure that student success remains at the forefront of what we do.


Success in school is greatly influenced by what occurs out of school. Total success is a community endeavor and CSES staff appreciates the support you provide for your children at home and at school in order to help them meet their learning goals. This year, we ask that you redouble your efforts to help us help your students. We are excited to work together for the success of all our stallions.


In closing, I must say each year brings forth new opportunities. I am delighted to have our stallions back in the building soon and am looking forward to reconnecting with our returning stallions while building connections with our new stallions and incoming PreK & Kindergarten stallions.


Welcome back and let’s roll!



Janelle Hardin


Clear Spring Elementary

Rachel Phife
Assistant Principal
Campus Behavior Coordinator


My name is Rachel Phife and I am beginning my 4th year as the Assistant Principal at Clear Spring Elementary and Comal ISD. It will be my 20th year in education. 

I am passionate about children feeling successful and growing as leaders and learners!  As the assistant principal, I am committed to building strong partnerships with our students, teachers, parents, and community members.  I am looking forward to working with you this school year!