Katy ISD Board of Trustees

Timothy Wolff Appointed Principal for Rhoads Elementary School

Timothy Wolff (Katy ISD photo)

By George Slaughter The Katy Independent School District Board of Trustees Tuesday appointed Timothy Wolff as principal at Rhoads Elementary School. “I’m excited to embrace this new learning adventure with Rhoads students, staff, parents and its school community,” Wolff said. “Much like a rocket that signifies an exploration and/or journey that reaches unimaginable heights, my goal is to see each students aim high with their dreams and goals.” Wolff began his career in 2001 as […]

District Honors Longtime Katy Agricultural Sciences Teacher

Gary Vos (Katy ISD photo)

By George Slaughter The Katy Independent School District Board of Trustees Monday renamed the district’s Agricultural Sciences Project Center to honor Gary Vos, a longtime agricultural sciences teacher. The center is now called the Gary A. Vos Project Center. Vos began his teaching career with the district in 1981. He taught at both Taylor and Mayde Creek high schools before becoming an agricultural teacher at Katy High School in 1986. During his tenure, he was […]

School Board Welcomes Two New Members

Ashley Vann, Leah Wilson, and Greg Schulte take their oaths of office Wednesday (Katy ISD photo)

By George Slaughter Ashley Vann, Leah Wilson, and Greg Schulte took the oaths of office before the Katy Independent School District Board of Trustees meeting Wednesday. The board then elected Vann as school board president, Lance Redmon as vice president, and Susan Gesoff as secretary. Vann, who described herself on her campaign form as a public servant, was unopposed in her reelection bid for the position 3 seat this month. Wilson, a U.S. Air Force […]

Council, School Board to Canvass Election Results and Swear-In New Members This Week

By George Slaughter The Katy City Council and Katy Independent School District Board of Trustees will canvas their respective election results Tuesday afternoon. The council will meet at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday to canvass the city election results. Katy Municipal Judge Jeffrey Brashear will swear in Janet Corte, Rory Robertson, and Chris Harris. Public attendance at council meetings is virtual only during the pandemic. To access the meeting, visit the zoom page and use the 827-8627-2121 […]

Schulte, Wilson, and Vann Win Seats on Katy ISD Board of Trustees

By George Slaughter Voters in the Katy Independent School District Tuesday elected Greg Schulte and Leah Wilson, and reelected Ashley Vann, to the Board of Trustees. Schulte, an engineer and project manager, defeated incumbent Bill Lacy for the Position 5 seat. Schulte received 63,125 votes, or 58.2 percent. Lacy received 45.428 votes, or 41.9 percent. This was Schulte’s first bid for public office. Lacy was elected to the board in 2017. Wilson, a U.S. Air […]

Meet the Katy ISD School Board Candidates: Leah Wilson

Leah Wilson (photo courtesy Leah Wilson)

By George Slaughter Leah Wilson, a retired U.S. Air Force veteran, is seeking her first term on the Katy Independent School District Board of Trustees. She is seeking position 4 on the board. Incumbent Courtney Doyle is not seeking reelection. Wilson is facing Michael Dillard, a human resources executive. 1. Why do you want this job? There are three things about which I am passionate: children, education and our community. I have seen academic successes and […]

Meet the Katy ISD School Board Candidates: Michael Dillard

Michael Dillard (Michael Dillard photo)

By George Slaughter Michael Dillard, a human resources executive, is seeking his first term on the Katy Independent School District Board of Trustees. He is seeking position 4 on the board. Incumbent Courtney Doyle is not seeking reelection. Dillard is facing Leah Wilson, a retired U.S. Air Force veteran. 1. Why do you want this job? I want to serve Katy ISD because I have a unique skill set (teaching and human resources background) that […]

Katy Area Chamber of Commerce Hosting Three Virtual Candidate Town Halls This Week

By George Slaughter Voters in two local Texas House of Representatives districts, along with the Katy Independent School District, have the chance to hear this week from candidates seeking those seats. The Katy Area Chamber of Commerce is hosting these forums, all of which will be virtual and free to the public. Here is a listing of the forums and candidates. District 28, Texas House of Representatives The forum is set for 6-7 p.m. Tuesday […]

Meet the Katy ISD School Board Candidates: Bill Lacy

Bill Lacy (Katy ISD photo)

By George Slaughter Bill Lacy, a mortgage banker, is seeking his second term on the Katy Independent School District Board of Trustees. He is seeking position 5 on the board. Lacy is facing Greg Schulte, an engineer and project manager. 1. Why do you want this job? I want to continue to serve my community and the students of Katy ISD. There are several programs that are dear to my heart that I want to […]

Meet the Katy ISD School Board Candidates: Greg Schulte

Greg Schulte (Greg Schulte photo)

By George Slaughter Greg Schulte, an engineer and project manager, is seeking his first term on the Katy Independent School District Board of Trustees. He is seeking position 5 on the board. Schulte is facing incumbent Trustee Bill Lacy. 1. Why do you want this job? My four kids are growing older and I am having more time available that was previously committed in support of their activities. I have always wanted to find a […]