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Katy ISD Announces New Principal for Stephens Elementary School


January 23, 2019

During Katy ISD's January Board meeting, Trustees voted to name Michael Schwartz as Ursula Stephens Elementary School’s new Principal.

Courtesy of Katy ISD

New Principal Michael Schwartz

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.

“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.

Years of Experience

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.

Return to Katy ISD

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.

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.

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