KATY MAGAZINE NEWS
January 21, 2020
By Jennifer Miko
Two well-known leaders in Katy ISD have taken on new roles in the district. Mike Rabe was named the head football coach and athletic coordinator of Jordan High School, the district’s newest high school that opens this fall, and at last night’s monthly board meeting, the Katy ISD Board of Trustees approved the appointment of Sally Gupton as principal of Creech Elementary.
During Monday night’s Katy ISD Board of Trustees monthly meeting, board members unanimously approved Sally Gupton as the new principal of Sue Creech Elementary. Gupton had served the school as the assistant principal for the last six years.
Two Decades of Experience
Gupton began her teaching career 20 years ago as a seventh and eighth-grade teacher at Macario Garcia Middle School and as a fifth-grade teacher at Meadows Elementary in Fort Bend ISD.
In 2010, Gupton moved to Katy ISD as a Science Instructional Facilitator for the Department of Curriculum and Instruction. The next year, she transferred to Golbow Elementary to serve as an English as a Second Language (ESL) Instructional Support Specialty Teacher (ISST). In 2013, Gupton was named assistant principal at Creech Elementary.
Dedicated to Creech
Gupton played an important role during Hurricane Harvey by providing a smooth transition for Creech students who were displaced from their flooded school. In 2018, Katy Magazine honored Gupton as one of the town’s “Top 100 Women.”
Gupton received a Bachelor of Science in Interdisciplinary Studies from Texas A&M University and a Master of Science in Educational Management from the University of Houston in Clear Lake.
Football Legacy in Katy Continues
Superintendent Dr. Ken Gregorski officially named Mike Rabe to the position of head football coach and athletic coordinator at Jordan High School. The district’s newest high school will open for the 2020-21 school year.
Coach Rabe began his new position on Tuesday, January 14, after finishing his fifth season coaching football at Mayde Creek High School. While there, Coach Rabe led the team to the area round of the 2019 state football playoffs, resulting in the Rams’ most successful season in 22 years.
As the MCHS campus athletic coordinator, Rabe’s leadership was instrumental in dramatically improving win totals across all campus athletic programs.
Coach Rabe's passion for working with students and promoting success earned him various recognitions including District 19-6A Coach of the Year (2019), Dave Campbell 6A Coach of the Week (2019) and a two-time recipient of the Houston Touchdown Club Sportsmanship Award (2016 and 2017).
History of Success
Coach Rabe began his head coaching career in 2006 at Ganado High School, where the football team advanced to the state semi-finals in 2008 and 2009 and all other team sports at the school qualified for the state playoffs.
In 2010, Coach Rabe moved to Waco Connally High School. As head coach, he led the program to its first winning season in six years (2011). During his four years at the high school, participation numbers doubled in all athletic programs and the football team won a district title in 2013 and advanced to the area round of the state playoffs in 2013 and 2014.
In 2015, Coach Rabe, his wife Teri and his two daughters, Kena and Kyla, moved to the Katy ISD area when he joined the MCHS family.