KATY MAGAZINE NEWS
January 15, 2019
Jennifer Lynn Greenway
The Board of Trustees hit the ground running during the first meeting of 2019 naming Acting Superintendent, Ken Gregorski, as Katy ISD's Superintendent with the 7-0 vote. The board also announced the committee's recommendation for the next school namesake.
Seasoned Educator and Katy ISD Parent
Gregorski is a veteran educator with 26 years of experience in public education. Having served as a teacher, associate principal, principal, assistant superintendent, and deputy superintendent in school districts of different sizes and varying needs, he has demonstrated the ability to lead with determination, vision, and a deep understanding of a community’s priorities. He is also the father of two secondary students currently enrolled in Katy ISD schools.
“It is my mission to provide leadership and direction for Katy ISD to ensure our educational system is based upon the needs of our students, standards of excellence and equity, and on community goals,” said new Superintendent of Schools Ken Gregorski.
Continuity of Katy ISD Leadership
During his tenure as deputy superintendent, Gregorski played an integral role in laying the groundwork for the current model of student learning in Katy ISD through his supervision of the School Leadership and Support Department, Human Resources, and the Athletics Department. As superintendent of schools, it is expected that Gregorski will maintain Katy ISD’s current direction, sustain its continuity of leadership, and guide the District toward fulfilling the goals of its five-year strategic plan. Joe Adams New School Namesake
The Naming Advisory Committee for Junior High #16 recommended to the Board of Trustees that the facility be named after Joe Adams, a former Katy ISD Board member who served from 1989 to 2016.
Public Forum to be Held
Community members wishing to provide public comment on the recommended name are invited to a public forum on Wednesday, January 16 at 6:00 p.m. in the Board Room at the Education Support Complex located at 6301 S. Stadium Lane.
Junior High #16 is located at 4141 Cross Creek Bend Lane in Fulshear, TX. The school will have the capacity to handle approximately 1,400 students and will have several learning features which incorporate aspects of 21st-century learning.