Essential Katy ISD Moms Balance Demands of Work and Home


May 15, 2020

By Natalie Cook Clark

As the academic year comes to a close, Katy ISD plans to continue serving the community. Meet two District employees who provide valuable services to thousands of Katy families, while adjusting to caring for their own families during the pandemic.

Maria Corrales DiPetta overseas KISD communication while working from home with her daughter Daniella.

The coronavirus forced Katy ISD to make many adjustments as buildings were closed to in-person classes and activities. Teachers became a new kind of hero as they turned learning into a virtual experience, but the District has many employees who provide other valuable services to the community. As we continue to celebrate moms throughout the month of May, Katy Magazine spotlights two incredible moms who work for Katy ISD.

Maria Corrales DiPetta

Katy ISD Manager Media Relations and Multimedia

Communication continues to be an essential and important role during this pandemic. Not only in Maria Corrales DiPetta keeping local families informed, but she still makes time to share great stories about the District that are not coronavirus related.

Education has been one of the biggest areas impacted as concerns over the coronavirus continue to change everyday lives. Communication from Katy ISD, the town's largest local educating system is vital to staff, students, and families.

Keeping the Community Informed

As the Manager for Media Relations and Multimedia with Katy ISD, Maria has been keeping the community informed while still adjusting to a new life as a parent to seven-month-old Daniella Grace.

Maria started working for Katy ISD in June, 2016. She knew that as the Manager of Media Relations and Multimedia, her job would require her to be available 24/7. She was used to the media industry, and was ready.

“I am a necessary conduit to