Meet Your Katy ISD School Board: A Few Fun Facts You May Not Know


January 31, 2018

By Jennifer Skelton

Just in time for January, School Board Appreciation Month, Katy Magazine would like to extend a big thank you to our board of trustees for their dedicated volunteers. We would also like to give Katy a glimpse into a few fun facts about your school board you may not have known.

ASHLEY VANN, President, is a graduate of James E. Taylor High School and received her Bachelor of Arts Degree in Communications from Southern Methodist University. After working in the television and advertising industries, Vann dedicated herself to public service and volunteering. Vann was elected to the Katy ISD Board of Trustees in May 2014.

She and her husband, J Scot, a Katy High School graduate, have been married for 23 years and have three children, two currently enrolled in KISD and one a graduate currently attending the University of Oklahoma. Vann has lived in Katy for nearly 30 years.


Ashley was on the Pacesetters Drill Team at Taylor High School and she and her mother are the founding members of the Katy Chapter of National Charity League. She and her husband both grew up in Katy and graduated the same year but did not meet until they were in college at different universities.

COURTNEY DOYLE, Vice President, was elected to the board in May 2014.

Courtney is a mom to six children ranging in age from 5 to 18, and was a long-time PTA president or Vice President for several schools in Katy ISD. After being a stay-at-home mom for 25 years, Courtney went to real estate school and has been a realtor for almost 2 years, although she already had a degree in radiology.

In 2017, Courtney bravely shared her journey with a diagnosis of Melanoma on her blog. She went through this battle before, during and after Harvey. Because of her bravery, many people sought treatment of a suspicious mole on their skin.


She loves crafting and can be found roaming Hobby Lobby looking for her next project. Her secret talent is painting. Her favorite book is the Bible and she enjoys all genres of music. As a family, they love going to movies and go often.

CHARLES GRIFFIN, Secretary, was elected to the board in May 2012. His term expires this year.