Brookwood Founder Yvonne Streit to Headline Katy ISD Volunteers in Public Schools Celebration  

(Katy, Texas) – The Katy ISD Volunteer Celebration will be held in the Merrell Center on Friday, May 11th from 8:30-10:30 a.m.  Hosted by Partners in Education and the Volunteers in Public Schools Executive Board, this annual event honors the thousands of school district volunteers who donate their time and talents to our students and teachers.

Guest speaker and Brookwood Founder Mrs. Yvonne Streit realized her life’s work after her daughter suffered severe brain damage from mumps complications.  Recognizing the limited learning options available for her daughter, Mrs. Streit began a journey that would lead to the establishment of the Briarwood School, the Tuttle School and the Brookwood Community.  The fearless tenacity that initially drove her to help her own child has, over the past decades, ultimately led to helping thousands of children and adults by providing life opportunities unheard of when she began her journey.  Joining Mrs. Streit at the podium will be Jana Mullins, Brookwood’s Director of Outreach and Community Engagement.

The VIPS Celebration will also include entertainment from junior high and high school performers along with the announcement of each school’s 2018 Volunteer of the Year.

All Katy ISD volunteers are invited to attend, and should RSVP no later than May 9th by visiting the “Community” page at and clicking “Partners in Education.”  Doors will open at 8:15 a.m. and the program will begin at 9:00.  For more information about the event, volunteers should contact their campus VIPS Liaison or

Volunteers in Public Schools, a Katy ISD Partners in Education program, offers moms, dads, family and community members a wide variety of volunteer opportunities at their chosen campus.  To learn more, visit Partners in Education under the “Community” tab at or contact your campus Volunteer Coordinator.