Katy ISD Announces Proposed Name for High School No. 7
(Dec. 21, 2012) – The Katy ISD School Naming Committee announced today the proposed name for High School No. 7, Katy ISD’s newest campus scheduled to open in fall 2013. The campus, located at 4400 Falcon Landing Blvd., is proposed to be named after retired educator Obra D. (O.D.) Tompkins, Jr. Tompkins spent 35 of his more than 39 years in education with Katy ISD.
Tompkins, who served the bulk of his years in Katy ISD as principal for Mayde Creek High School, retired in May 2012 from his most recent position as Executive Director for Campus Administrative Support. He has been called a ‘trailblazer,’ among his colleagues and has served in a number of capacities in education during the span of his career – including working as a bus driver to pay his way through college. The proposal to name High School No. 7 after Tompkins comes after numerous nominations from area community members.
A public forum will take place on Thursday, January 17 at 6 p.m. in the Katy ISD Board Room, located at 6301 South Stadium Ln. Community members are invited to participate in this forum and provide input regarding the proposed name. After the forum, the Katy ISD School Naming Committee will review input and provide their recommendation to the Katy ISD Board of Trustees at their regularly scheduled meeting on Tuesday, January 22.
Katy ISD’s living namesakes have more than just years of education experience. They are award winning, community-minded individuals. They mentor, participate in community projects, volunteer and offer their time and resources to continue to make education and the Katy community the leader in educational excellence.
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