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Katy ISD Names Two New Principals for Upcoming School Year


July 6, 2022

By Natalie Cook Clark

Katy students are on summer break, but Katy ISD is busy looking ahead to the 2022-2023 school year. The fast-growing district recently named two new principals that will lead schools this upcoming academic year.

Ashley Pierce and Kelly Stroud accept new Katy ISD Principal roles. Photo credit: KISD

Katy ISD Names New Principals

Katy ISD has named new principals for Bryant and McRoberts elementary schools for the 2022-2023 school year. Ashley Pierce will lead Bryant Elementary and Kelly Stroud will lead McRoberts Elementary.

Ashley Pierce began her education career in Fort Bend ISD in 2007 as an elementary math and science teacher. In 2013, she moved into the role of math specialist and instructional coach before moving to Katy ISD to assume her current role as Assistant Principal at Katy Elementary in 2016.

“I’m honored to have been named the new principal of Bryant Elementary,” says Pierce. “It’s an incredible opportunity to lead such an amazing school community rooted in kindness and caring.”

Pierce holds a Bachelor of Sciences degree in Interdisciplinary Studies from Texas State University and a Master’s in Education Administration from Lamar University.

Kelly Stroud is the new principal at McRoberts Elementary. He has spent his entire career in education serving the students and staff of Katy ISD.

Stroud began his teaching career in 1995 as an elementary teacher at Nottingham Country Elementary. After 10 years of teaching at the elementary level, Stroud became a teacher and coach at Mayde Creek Junior High in 2005. In 2009, he moved over to WoodCreek Junior High to serve as Assistant Principal before assuming his current role as Assistant Principal at Taylor High School in 2015.

“I’m thrilled to lead the PME community as the new principal,“ says Stroud. “I look forward to working collaboratively with our staff, volunteers and families to build on the foundation of success at McRoberts.”

Stroud holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Interdisciplinary Studies from the University of Houston and a Master’s in Education Administration from Prairie View A&M University.


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