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Katy ISD Names New Principal for Stephens ElementaryKaty ISD Names New Principal for Stephens Elementary2019-01-22T22:43:27Z<div class="ExternalClass8ED46FA67AED4812BD3C097BF622EA68"><p><span style="text-align:justify;">Ursula Stephens Elementary has a new principal. During the January Board meeting, Trustees voted to name Michael Schwartz as the school's new leader.  Mr. Schwartz was previously the assistant principal at Wolfe Elementary but will now be moving westward to his new home campus off of Fry Road.</span><br></p><p style="text-align:justify;">"I have heard so many great things about the students, staff and community and I am eager to get to know the Stephens Elementary community," said Mr. Schwartz.  "The school has such a great reputation and my mission will be to ensure that this school continues to be a high performing Title I campus in the years ahead," he added. </p><p style="text-align:justify;">With 13 years of experience in the field of education, Mr. Schwartz has spent the majority of his career at Katy ISD.  He began in the district in 2006 as a teacher at Cimarron Elementary.  After five years in the classroom, he served for one year as an English Language Arts/Social Studies (ELA/SS) instructional coach at Cimarron Elementary before briefly leaving the district in 2012.  At that time, he began his first administrative role at Spring Branch Independent School District, where he was an assistant principal at the secondary level for two years.  He returned to Katy ISD in 2014 and became an assistant principal at Bear Creek Elementary for four years before joining Wolfe Elementary in 2018. </p><p style="text-align:justify;">Mr. Schwartz received his Bachelor of Arts in Journalism from Texas A&M University and he obtained his Masters of Education in Educational Leadership and Policy Studies from the University of Texas at Arlington.<br></p><p><img src="/PublishingImages/Lists/latestnews/AllItems/012219_USE_Principal%20Michael%20Schwartz.jpg" alt="012219_USE_Principal Michael Schwartz.jpg" style="margin:5px;width:368px;" /><br></p></div>
Katy ISD Names New Superintendent of SchoolsKaty ISD Names New Superintendent of Schools2019-01-15T04:28:34Z<div class="ExternalClass8DBFBD071CF2430A803710635295A9E1"><p>Katy ISD Board of Trustees voted 7-0 to name Ken Gregorski as the new superintendent of schools.<br></p><p>Gregorski is a veteran educator with 26 years of experience in public education. Having served as a teacher, associate principal, principal, assistant superintendent, and deputy superintendent in school districts of different sizes and varying needs, he has demonstrated the ability to lead with determination, vision, and a deep understanding of a community's priorities. He is also the father of two secondary students currently enrolled in Katy ISD schools. </p><p>"It is my mission to provide leadership and direction for Katy ISD to ensure our educational system is based upon the needs of our students, standards of excellence and equity, and on community goals," said new Superintendent of Schools Ken Gregorski.</p><p>During his tenure as deputy superintendent, Gregorski played an integral role in laying the groundwork for the current model of student learning in Katy ISD through his supervision of the School Leadership and Support Department, Human Resources, and the Athletics Department. As superintendent of schools, it is expected that Gregorski will maintain Katy ISD's current direction, sustain its continuity of leadership, and guide the District toward fulfilling the goals of its five-year strategic plan.<br></p><p><img src="/PublishingImages/Lists/latestnews/AllItems/Gregorski,%20Kenneth-%20017%204x5.jpg" alt="Gregorski, Kenneth- 017 4x5.jpg" style="margin:5px;width:444px;" /><br></p></div>
Katy ISD Earns Place on AP District Honor RollKaty ISD Earns Place on AP District Honor Roll2018-12-20T16:03:17Z<div class="ExternalClass8A14B14871EE4445AAD9456B0A90040B"><p>Katy Independent School District is one of 373 school districts in the United States and Canada being honored by the College Board with placement on the 9<sup>th</sup> Annual AP<sup>®</sup> District Honor Roll<strong> </strong>for increasing access to Advanced Placement (AP) course work.<br></p><p>AP final scores are reported on a 5-point scale with 5 being extremely well qualified, 4 is well qualified, 3 is qualified, 2 is possibly qualified and 1 is a no recommendation.<br><span style="text-align:justify;"><br>"From 2017 to 2018, the number of AP exams administered in Katy ISD increased by 20 percent and the number of students participating in AP exams increased by 25 percent," said Alene Lindley, Katy ISD Director of Secondary Curriculum, GT and Advanced Academics.</span><span style="text-align:justify;">  </span><span style="text-align:justify;">"In Katy ISD, 77.4 percent of the 2018 AP exams were scored at a three (3) or better, validating the hard work of both students and teachers," added Lindley.</span><br></p><p>To be included on the AP District Honor Roll, participating districts must: </p><ul><li>Increase participation/access to AP course work by at least 4 percent in large districts, at least 6 percent in medium districts and at least 11 percent in small districts.</li><li>Increase or maintain the percentage of exams taken by Black/African American, Hispanic/Latino, American Indian/Alaska Native and Native Hawaiian/Other Pacific Islander students who scored a 3 or higher on at least one AP exam.</li><li>Improve or maintain performance levels when comparing the percentage of students in 2018 scoring a three (3) or higher to those in 2016, unless the district has already attained a performance level at which more than 70 percent of its AP students are scoring a 3 or higher. </li></ul><p style="text-align:justify;">For more information on the AP District Honor Roll, visit the <a href="https://apcentral.collegeboard.org/about-ap/awards/district-honor-roll">College Board website.</a><br></p><p><br></p></div>

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Stephens Elementary School

2715 N Fry Rd

Katy, TX 77449

Principal: Michael Schwartz

Ph: 281.234.0200    Fax: 281.644.1680

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