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Katy ISD Celebrates Employees of the 2021-2022 Academic Year


March 7, 2022

By Natalie Cook Clark

Katy ISD is the fastest growing public-school district in Texas with 90,000 students. The District recognizes outstanding employees for their contributions to students and services.

Dr. Melinda Stone, Taylor High School Principal. Photo courtesy KISD

90,000 Students Strong

Katy ISD depends on great employees as the fastest growing public-school district and the fifth largest in Texas. Last week, the District celebrated gaining its 90,000 student.

Katy ISD recognized their “Of the Year” employees for their contributions to student instruction and services. This included various categories from teaching to administration and operations.

“These educators were selected by their peers and community for making meaningful contributions in their classrooms and campuses,” says Dr. Ken Gregorski, Superintendent of Schools at Katy ISD.

The District says these individuals go above and beyond to demonstrate leadership and dedication to Katy ISD students. They continue to honor those named on their official Facebook page. Top honors include the elementary and secondary Principals of the Year, Teachers of the Year and Rookie Teachers of the Year.

Districtwide Principals of the Year:

  • Kelly Ricks – Wolman Elementary School

Photo courtesy KISD

  • Dr. Melinda Stone – Taylor High School (photo shown in opening picture)


Districtwide Teachers of the Year:

  • Tasha McDonald – Rylander Elementary School

Photo courtesy KISD

  • Daxus Nesossi – Paetow High School

Photo courtesy KISD


Districtwide Rookie Teachers of the Year:

  • Hailey Burgower – Memorial Parkway Elementary School

Photo courtesy KISD

  • John Shaw – Seven Lakes Junior High School

Photo courtesy KISD

“They are committed to personal and professional growth and have demonstrated a dedication to inspiring students and colleagues to continually grow and learn,” says Gregorski.

All Katy ISD “Of the Year” employees will be recognized at a Districtwide ceremony on April 21.

Principals of the Year, along with campus administrators from school districts in the surrounding area, will be recognized at the Region 4 Principal Recognition Ceremony on Thursday, April 7 at Westin Oaks Hotel in the Galleria.


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