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Katy ISD Hosts Special Education Virtual Job FairKaty ISD Hosts Special Education Virtual Job Fair2022-05-18T19:28:23Z<div class="ExternalClass5C325E1FE02B4C779628A825A952AEE1"><p><span style="text-align:justify;">Katy ISD is hiring dedicated special education teachers, school speech-language pathologists (SLP), licensed specialists in school psychology (LSSP), diagnosticians and deaf education teachers.  Interested individuals are encouraged to participate in the District's virtual job fair on Monday, May 23. </span><br></p><p style="text-align:justify;">“Katy ISD is home to some of the best educators in the nation who receive ongoing support from the District inside and outside the classroom.  Our virtual job fair is convenient to attend and a perfect opportunity for certified teachers to join a flourishing school district," said Human Resources Coordinator, Katye Shields.  “There are opportunities available across the District," added Shields.  <br></p><p style="text-align:justify;">In order to participate, applicants must:<br></p><ul style="list-style-type:disc;"><li>Register for the <a href="">Special Education Virtual Job Fair</a></li><li>Complete a current <a href="">Katy ISD application online</a>, and </li><li>Hold a current Texas teaching certification, or</li><li>Have completed all TEA/SBEC content exams necessary for the teaching position candidates are seeking.</li></ul><p style="text-align:justify;">Paid and recommended probationary certificates will be accepted for registration.<br></p><p style="text-align:justify;"><strong>What:            <br></strong>Katy ISD Special Education Virtual Job Fair </p><p><strong>When:           <br></strong><span style="text-decoration:underline;"><strong>Monday, May 23, 2022<br></strong></span>2 – 5 p.m.</p><p style="text-align:center;"> <br></p><p style="text-align:center;">​​<img src="/PublishingImages/Graphic_Facebook_Virtual%20Teacher%20Fair.png" alt="" style="margin:5px;width:400px;height:518px;" /></p><p><br></p></div>
Katy ISD Names New Assistant Superintendent & Principals for 2022-2023 School YearKaty ISD Names New Assistant Superintendent & Principals for 2022-2023 School Year2022-05-17T01:39:48Z<div class="ExternalClassD492EB3C24194DC6984780024D836579"><p><span style="text-align:justify;">At the May Katy ISD board meeting, the Board of Trustees approved Dr. Emily Craig as the District's newest Assistant Superintendent for Secondary School Leadership and Support.  Dr. Craig is replacing Jeff Stocks, who will be retiring at the end of the school year.  The Board also approved the naming of three new principals: Thea Wofford for Exley Elementary, Tanya Heard for Rylander Elementary and Jason Brown for Williams Elementary. </span><br></p><p style="text-align:justify;">Dr. Emily Craig began her career as an English teacher in 1997 at Spring Forest Middle School in Spring Branch Independent School District.  That same year, she joined the Katy High School Tigers and in 2003, she became a counselor at Memorial Parkway Junior High (MPJH).  Five years later, she became assistant principal at WoodCreek Junior High and returned to MPJH in 2014, where she has since served as principal. Since taking the helm at MPJH, the campus has consistently been in the top 10 middle school rankings in the Houston area, according to Niche. Additionally, Dr. Craig was named the Katy ISD Principal of the Year in 2021 and serves on the Board of Directors for the Texas Association of Secondary School Principals (TASSP). Dr. Craig holds a Bachelor of Science in Education from Auburn University, a Master of Education in Counseling from the University of Houston in Victoria, and a principal certificate and Doctorate in Educational Leadership from the University of Houston in Clear Lake. <br></p><p style="text-align:justify;">Thea Wofford is returning to Exley Elementary, where she started her educational career in 2005.  This time she's joining the Exley Express community as their new principal.  For Wofford, Katy ISD has always been home.  In 2016, she was named Assistant Principal at Alexander Elementary and in 2021 she joined Adams Junior High as their Assistant Principal.  Wofford holds a Bachelor of Science from the University of Houston and a Master of Education in Educational Administration from Lamar University.<br></p><p style="text-align:justify;">Tanya Heard began her career as an educator in Florissant, Missouri in 1994, where she taught at both the elementary and junior high levels.  In 1998, she relocated to Texas where she took a position with Richardson Independent School District. Throughout her career, Heard has served as a Team Leader, science teacher, Instructional Technology Facilitator, Educational Instructional Technology Coordinator, Dean of Instruction and Assistant Principal at schools in the surrounding area. In 2020, Heard joined the Katy ISD Family as Assistant Principal at Mayde Creek High School.  She has a Bachelor of Arts in Liberal Arts Education and Biology from Monmouth College, a Bachelor of Science in Psychology from the University of Missouri, a Master's in Organizational Management from the University of Phoenix in Dallas and a Master's in Education Administration from the University of Texas in Arlington.  She is currently pursuing a Doctorate in Executive Leadership from Texas A&M in College Station, Texas.</p><p style="text-align:justify;">Jason Brown began his teaching career in 2003 in Alief ISD.  In 2007, he accepted a position as a fourth-grade teacher at Griffin Elementary in Katy ISD.  He quickly worked his way up to a leadership role and became the Assistant Principal at Exley Elementary in 2008.  He remained there for two years before being named Assistant Principal at Holland Elementary. Brown holds a Bachelor of Science in Design from Clemson University and a Master of Science in Educational Management from the University of Houston in Clear Lake. <br></p><p style="text-align:justify;">​All individuals will assume their new roles this summer.<br></p><p style="text-align:center;"><img src="/PublishingImages/Emily%20Craig.jpg" alt="" style="margin:5px;width:400px;height:358px;" /><br></p><p style="text-align:center;"><em>Emily Craig</em></p><p style="text-align:center;"><em> Assistant Superintendent for Secondary School Leadership and Support</em><br></p><p style="text-align:center;"><img src="/PublishingImages/Thea%20Wofford%207.jpg" alt="" style="margin:5px;width:400px;height:296px;" /><br></p><p style="text-align:center;"><em>Thea Wofford</em></p><p style="text-align:center;"><em> Principal at Exley Elementary</em><br></p><p style="text-align:center;"><br></p><p style="text-align:center;"><img src="/PublishingImages/Tanya%20Heard%2012.jpg" alt="" style="margin:5px;width:400px;height:394px;" /><br></p><p style="text-align:center;"><em>Tanya Heard</em></p><p style="text-align:center;"><em> Principal at Rylander Elementary</em><br></p><p style="text-align:center;"><br></p><p style="text-align:center;"><img src="/PublishingImages/Jason%20Brown%208.jpg" alt="" style="margin:5px;width:400px;height:388px;" /><br></p><p style="text-align:center;"><em>Jason Brown</em></p><p style="text-align:center;"><em> Principal at Williams Elementary</em></p><p><br></p></div>
Katy ISD Board Welcomes Newly Elected Members and Selects OfficersKaty ISD Board Welcomes Newly Elected Members and Selects Officers2022-05-17T01:20:53Z<div class="ExternalClassBB75131F27414A5796632A675E2E69D3"><p><span style="text-align:justify;">At the May Regular Board Meeting, Katy ISD's newly elected Board members Lance Redmon and Victor Perez took the oath of office and were officially sworn in.  Redmon will continue serving in Position 2, while Perez will serve in Position 1. Immediately following the swearing-in of these two Trustees, both assumed their roles as members of the Board for the remainder of the Closed and Regular Board meetings. </span><br></p><p style="text-align:justify;">Also, as is customary following Katy ISD Board elections, Trustees elected its slate of officers to serve for the upcoming school year.  Greg Schulte was elected as the 2022-2023 president, Lance Redmon as vice president and Ashley Vann as secretary. <br></p><p style="text-align:justify;">“I feel humbled by the Board's trust in my leadership and thank them and our community for the confidence you have both instilled in me to continue as your school board president," said Greg Schulte, Board President at Katy ISD.  “It is an absolute privilege to serve the Katy ISD community and I look forward to working alongside the Trustees as we move into the 2022-2023 school year," added Schulte.<br></p><p style="text-align:justify;">​The Katy ISD Board of Trustees is the governing body that oversees and shapes district policies.  Individuals serving as board members are not employees of Katy ISD, yet they dedicate countless hours to leading an A+ school district.<br></p><p style="text-align:center;"> <img src="/PublishingImages/Board%20Member%20Swear%20In%20May%2016,%202022%201.jpg" alt="" style="margin:5px;width:400px;height:199px;" /></p><p style="text-align:center;"><em>Swearing-in of Victor Perez and Lance Redmon</em><br></p><p style="text-align:center;"><em><br></em></p><p style="text-align:center;"><em><img src="/PublishingImages/Greg%20Schulte-%20KISD%20BOD%20Dec%202020%20-%2009%20web.jpg" alt="" style="margin:5px;width:400px;height:560px;" /><br></em></p><p style="text-align:center;"><em>Greg Schulte</em></p><p style="text-align:center;"><em>President of the Katy ISD Board of Trustees</em></p><p style="text-align:center;"><em><br></em></p><p style="text-align:center;"><em><img src="/PublishingImages/Redmon,%20Lance%20-%2009%205x7.jpg" alt="" style="margin:5px;width:400px;height:560px;" /></em> </p><p style="text-align:center;"><em>Lance Redmon</em><br><em> Vice President of the Katy ISD Board of Trustees</em></p><p style="text-align:center;"><em><br></em></p><p style="text-align:center;"><em><img src="/PublishingImages/Vann%20Web.jpg" alt="" style="margin:5px;width:400px;height:560px;" />​</em></p><p style="text-align:center;"><em>Ashley Vann</em></p><p style="text-align:center;"><em>Secretary of the Katy ISD Board of Trustees</em></p><p style="text-align:center;"><em><br></em></p><p><br></p></div>

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Jo Ella Exley Elementary (JEE)

21800 Westheimer Parkway

Katy, TX 77450

Principal: Juli Noeldner

Ph: 281.237.8400 Fax: 281.644.1535

School Hours: 7:55a.m. - 3:05p.m.

Early Dismissal:7:55a.m.-12:05p.m.

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