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Katy Independent School District

Maintenance & Operations

​Meet The Staff


"" Mark Tiedt
Executive Director for

Maintenance & Operations

Piper Keating


Mark has worked in the Maintenance and Operations field in public schools over thirty-five years. Serving in various positions in Spring Branch ISD for twenty-eight years, seven years in Tomball ISD as Director of Buildings and Grounds, and Director of Maintenance and Operations. He has been with Katy ISD since 2015. Mark is a member of TASBO, Gulf Coast M&O, and Texas Turf Grass Association.


Nathan Fuchs
Director of Maintenance &

Special Projects

Janice Woods


Nathan has a bachelor degree in Industrial Supervision/Construction Management. Nathan started with Katy ISD in 2003 with the construction department as a project manager. He joined the Maintenance team in 2016. Nathan is a member of TASBO.



Scott LaMarr""

Director of Operations                

Marisol Flores Gonzales


As Director of Operations, Scott manages the custodial services for the district. He has been with Katy ISD since 2008. Scott is a member of Gulf Coast M&O, TASBO, and holds a Texas Air Conditioner Contractor’s Class B License. He has also been actively involved in MRHS Band Booster & MRHS FFA as a past treasurer.


""Chr​​is Cardiff

Assistant Director of Maintenance (Grounds)


Martha Esquivel


Chris has worked in public school Maintenance and Operations support for twenty-nine years, and with Katy ISD since 2006. Chris is a graduate of Sam Houston State University. He is a member of Gulf Coast M&O, TASBO, Texas Turf Grass Association, Sports Turf Managers Association, Texas Association of School Boards, and a Royal ISD Athletic Booster Club Lifetime Member. Chris is also a registered Texas School Business Administrator along with being a Royal ISD Trustee. He also holds a Texas Department of Agriculture License.


 Manny Villalobos

Director of Utility Conservation

Kimberly Smith




Manny has nineteen years of school district leadership experience in the area of energy management. He has worked in Klein ISD, Spring ISD, and joined Katy ISD in April 2017. Manny has had the honor of serving in various professional boards throughout his career. His latest role was Vice President on the Executive State Board of Texas Energy Manager Association. Manny is a member of the Association of Engineers, TEMA, TASBO, NSLS, & CATEE.



​​""Peggy Caruso

Assistant Director of Maintenance (Environmental)

Martha Esquivel


Peggy has worked in public education for twenty-eight years, thirteen of those in Katy ISD. She has been proactively promoting a healthy school environment since 2000. Recognized as a national mentor and leader in the US EPS Tools for Schools Program, and School Healthy Indoor Environments Leadership Development (SHIELD). Peggy also serves on the Texas Department of Agriculture Structural Pest Control Advisory Committee. A Council of Educational Facility Planners International Member, along with being a licensed waste water specialist, mold consultant, mold assessor. Peggy is IPM and Structural Pest Control Board certified.

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