Edna Mae Fielder
The impressive building and extensive educational program is a fitting and lasting tribute to Edna Mae Fielder, whose life was devoted to educating children. This woman, who loved people and her community, graduated from Bellevue High School in 1940 and enrolled at North Texas Teacher College in Denton where she received a Bachelor of Science degree in 1943. She then taught elementary school at Brooks ISD for two years. Sometime during this period, she married Oscar Lee Fielder and had a son, Michael.
Edna Mae Fielder was hired by Katy ISD in 1955 to teach sixth grade at Katy Elementary and she also resumed her own education. She received a Master of Education degree from the University of Houston in 1960. In 1965 she transferred to Katy Junior High as a mathematics teacher and in 1970 she transferred to Katy High School where she taught mathematics and later became the head of the math department. In 1983 she became the Katy ISD Superintendent of Mathematics and in 1986 was named the District Math Consultant.
Edna Mae retired on June 26, 1987. In her resignation letter she wrote, “I have enjoyed the benefits of being associated with this fine district for 32 years. These have been wonderful years and I will miss the job and my associates. I want to thank the Board for the opportunity I have had to work with the students and staff all these years. They have been very rewarding to me.”
Edna Mae Fielder died on April 4, 1992. Sixteen days later, the Board of Trustees voted to name Katy ISD’s 14th elementary school The Edna Mae Fielder Elementary School at Cinco Ranch.