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Meet the Katy ISD School Board Candidates: Carima DGupta

Carima DGupta (Carima DGupta photo)

By George Slaughter Carima DGupta, a teacher, is seeking the Position 6 seat on the Katy Independent School District Board of Trustees. She is one of six candidates seeking the seat. Incumbent Susan Gesoff, an engineer, is seeking reelection. Other candidates include former trustee Rebecca Fox; Bonnie Anderson, an assessor quality management analyst; William X. Branch, a truck driver; and Joe Wojcik, a security investigator and adjunct college professor. Voters will also decide whether to […]

Meet the Katy ISD School Board Candidates: Susan Gesoff

Susan Gesoff (Susan Gesoff photo)

By George Slaughter Susan Gesoff, an engineer, is seeking re-election to the Position 6 seat on the Katy Independent School District Board of Trustees. She was first elected in 2018. Gesoff has drawn five opponents. One of them, Rebecca Fox, is a former trustee. The four other candidates are Bonnie Anderson, an assessor quality management analyst; William X. Branch, a truck driver; Garima DGupta, a teacher; and Joe Wojcik, a security investigator and adjunct college […]

Meet the Katy ISD School Board Candidates: Rebecca Fox

Rebecca Fox (Rebecca Fox photo)

By George Slaughter Rebecca Fox, a motivational speaker and former trustee, is seeking the Position 6 seat on the Katy Independent School District Board of Trustees. Fox previously served in the Position 2 seat from 2004-2019. She decided to seek the Position 1 seat that year, but lost that reelection bid. Fox is one of six candidates seeking the Position 6 seat. Incumbent Susan Gesoff, an engineer, is seeking reelection. Other candidates include Bonnie Anderson, […]

Meet the Katy ISD School Board Candidates: Bonnie Anderson

Bonnie Anderson (Bonnie Anderson photo)

By George Slaughter Bonnie Anderson, an assessor quality management analyst, is seeking the the Position 6 seat on the Katy Independent School District Board of Trustees. She is one of six candidates seeking the seat. Incumbent Susan Gesoff, an engineer, is seeking reelection. Other candidates include former trustee Rebecca Fox; Carima DGupta, a teacher; William X. Branch, a truck driver; and Joe Wojcik, a security investigator and adjunct college professor. Voters will also decide whether […]

Meet the Katy ISD School Board Candidates: Joe Wojcik

Joe Wojcik (Joe Wojcik photo)

by George Slaughter Joe Wojcik, a security investigator and adjunct college professor, is seeking the Position 6 seat on the Katy Independent School District Board of Trustees. Wojcik is one of six candidates seeking the seat. Incumbent Susan Gesoff, an engineer, is seeking reelection. Other candidates include former trustee Rebecca Fox; Bonnie Anderson, an assessor quality management analyst; William X. Branch, a truck driver; and Carima DGupta, a teacher. Voters will also decide whether to […]

City Appoints Parker Fire Chief

Katy Fire Chief Kenneth Parker poses with his family after his appointment. Pictured are, from left, his stepdaughter Kayla Santos, his wife Angela, and daughters Kenzie and Kaileigh (Katy Fire Department photo)

By George Slaughter The Katy City Council Monday appointed Kenneth Parker as permanent fire chief. Parker had served as interim fire chief since last October, when former chief Russell “Rusty” Wilson took a similar position with the Mesquite Fire Department. “I’m excited,” Parker said in an interview. “I have been here in Katy and seen the growth. I feel very blessed to be given the opportunity to be chief for this city.” Parker said his […]

Katy ISD Dedicates Jordan High School, McElwain Elementary School

Melvin Jordan sits with his daughter, Beverlye Jordan Shafer, at the dedication of Jordan High School (George Slaughter photo)

By George Slaughter The Katy Independent School District dedicated its two newest schools over the past few days, though the schools themselves have been going strong since opening last August The district dedicated Jordan High School, 27500 Fulshear Bend Dr., Monday night. It dedicated McElwain Elementary School, 6631 Greenwood Orchard Dr., Thursday. Both schools honor longtime contributors to the Katy community and the district. In the case of Jordan, the school honors an entire family. […]

Meet the Katy ISD School Board Candidates: Dawn Champagne

Dawn Champagne (Dawn Champagne photo)

By George Slaughter Dawn Champagne, who works in retail sales, is seeking reelection to the Position 7 seat on the Katy Independent School District Board of Trustees. She was elected in 2018. She faces one opponent, Walter Butler, who works in sales. Voters will also decide whether to approve a $676 million bond proposal. The bond package has four propositions: Proposition A: New schools, renovations, safety & security and building component replacements, for $591,368,568. Proposition […]

Meet the Katy ISD School Board Candidates: Walter Butler

Walter Butler (Walter Butler photo)

By George Slaughter Walter Butler, who works in sales, is seeking the Position 7 seat on the Katy Independent School District Board of Trustees. He faces incumbent Dawn Champagne, who works in retail sales. She was elected in 2018. Voters will also decide whether to approve a $676 million bond proposal. The bond package has four propositions: Proposition A: New schools, renovations, safety & security and building component replacements, for $591,368,568. Proposition B: Classroom & […]

Katy ISD Hosts Virtual Teacher Job Fair Saturday

By George Slaughter The Katy Independent School District is hosting a virtual job fair from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. this Saturday. “Katy ISD wants to continue the tradition of conducting our job fairs in a personal manner where interested candidates can interact with principals,” Kayte Shields, Katy ISD human resources coordinator, said in a news release. “Katy ISD is known as one of Texas’ premier school districts, and we continue to grow.” Administrators from […]