Katy ISD School Board Candidates Dawn Champagne and Don Massey (Position 7)

April 19, 2018


Jennifer Skelton

We asked position 7 Board of Trustees candidates Dawn Champagne and Don Massey some questions to help voters learn more about these Board of Trustee candidates.


Dawn, her husband, Brett, and three children have lived in Katy for 17 years, currently residing in Kelliwood. Their three children attend and/or graduated from Taylor High School. Dawn has volunteered in Katy ISD for over a decade at the school and district level. She also volunteers at her church, St. Peter's UMC, and other organizations. She graduated Magna Cum Laude from University of Houston with a Consumer Science Degree and also holds a Masters of Business Administration from University of Houston.

Why did you choose to run?

I feel that this is the next step for me. I am ready to be a voice for our community of students, parents and teachers. I have spent a vast amount of my time during the last 16 years as a full time volunteer with not only Katy ISD, but also with Scouts, my church, and National Charity League. I am there, nearly on a daily basis, with the people most important to the district: the children and teachers.

What qualifies you for this position?

I have a vast amount of experience working with parents, teachers and children and a broad understanding of our district because of my involvement not only with my kids’ schools but also with numerous community organizations. I would speculate that about 80% of my time is spent working with parents, teachers, administrators or children. I know these people (parents, teachers and children), and these are the people that the decisions made by the school board affect the most. I am with the people who are directly involved in the day to day occurrences at our schools. I understand what the people of our district need, because I am with them on a daily basis.

What changes and improvements do you hope to implement?

The Safety and Security of our children is #1. I don't want our kids being scared to go to school! I want to help build a stronger relationship with the community at large. The school district is the center of the community, and therefore all community members should be heard. I