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Board Approves High School No. 7 Name: Obra D. Tompkins High School

The Katy ISD Board of Trustees last night approved the name of the district’s newest campus, High School No. 7, after retired educator Obra D. Tompkins. Obra D. Tompkins High School is located at 4400 Falcon Landing Blvd., and is slated to open in August 2013.
 
The Katy ISD Board of Trustees approved the naming of its newest high school after retired educator, Obra D. Tompkins. Pictured from left to right: Katy ISD Superintendent Alton Frailey, Obra D. Tompkins, and Tompkins HS Principal Mark Grisdale.

Tompkins served more than 39 years in the field of education, serving the bulk of his years as principal for Mayde Creek High School. He has been called a ‘trailblazer’ among his colleagues and has served in a number of capacities in education during his career. Tompkins retired in 2012 from his most recent position as Katy ISD’s executive director for campus administrative support. 

Katy ISD’s living namesakes have more than just years of education experience. They are community-minded individuals who mentor, participate in community projects and volunteer their time and resources to continue to make the Katy ISD community the leader in educational excellence.
 
Katy ISD is a TEA Recognized district serving more than 64,000 students. Covering 181 square miles west of downtown Houston, Katy ISD is comprised of 57 campuses, and with more than 7,600 employees is one of the largest employers in the West Houston area.

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