2013 Inspiring Imagination Grant for Science SuperSTAARs
Rylander Elementary's 5th grade Science teachers, Ms. Lockett, Mrs. Landry, and Ms. Clements, were honored with a grant from Katy ISD's Education Foundation. The
grant allows teachers to conduct after-school Science tutorials using Lab Rats kits to supplement the 5th grade Science curriculum. The Katy ISD Education Foundation provides resources to enrich teaching, inspire learning, and enhance opportunities for students enrolled in Katy ISD.
2013 Fund For Teachers Fellowship
Rylander Elementary's 5th grade Science teachers, Ms. Lockett, Mrs. Landry, and Ms. Clements, were also granted fellowships from Fund For Teachers. Over the 2013 summer, the teachers were able to participate in a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to safely research aspects of volcanic phenomena in Hawaii and collaborate with their peers to enhance existing Earth Science instruction. Recognizing teachers as professionals, Fund for Teachers awards self-designed professional development grants for PreK-12 educators.
Rylander Elementary students are very excited about our wonderful Science mural. Teachers of all grade levels are able to utilize this amazing resource to educate students about a variety of topics, including the water cycle, erosion, energy sources, natural resources, carbon cycle, photosynthesis, and landforms. Each trip past the mural allows students to apply their Science knowledge to a newly discovered image embedded in the mural. Teachers enjoy how the mural has influenced spontaneous Science discussions and collaboration.
Rylander Elementary Recognized
Rylander has been recognized as a 2011 NCEA (National Center for Educational Achievement) Higher Performing School (formerly known as Just for the Kids Higher Performing School).
2009 Administrator of the Year
Lisa Simmons, Principal of Rylander Elementary School, has been honored by the Texas School Counselor Association (TSCA) as its 2009 Administrator of the Year.
Please recognize Lisa Simmons, as 2009's Administrator of the Year.
Excellence in School Nursing Award
Our nurse, Marty Wheeler, was awarded the Katy ISD Diane Hendry Excellence in School Nursing Award on May 21, 2008. Mrs. Wheeler was recommended for nomination by her fellow KISD Nurses.
Please recognize Marty Wheeler, for her Excellence in School Nursing in Katy ISD.
Rylander Elementary's Teacher of the Year
Rylander's Teacher of the Year, 2014-15
Coach Linda Rowe
Rylander's Teacher of the Year, 2013-2014
Rylander's Teacher of the Year, 2012-2013
Rylander's Teacher of the Year, 2011-2012
Rylander's Teacher of the Year, 2010-2011
Rylander's Teacher of the Year, 2009-2010
Rylander’s Teacher of the Year, 2008-2009
Coach Karin Roberts
Rylander’s Teacher of the Year, 2007-2008
Rylander’s Teacher of the Year, 2006-2007
Katy ISD District Teacher of the Year, 2006
Rylander’s Teacher of the Year, 2005-2006
Katy ISD District Teacher of the Year, 2005