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Katy ISD School Naming Committee Announces Proposed Namesakes

The Katy ISD School Naming Committee recently announced the proposed names for the four new schools opening in the fall of 2012. A public forum will take place on Tuesday, March 20 from 6 to 7 p.m. in the Katy ISD ESC 1200 rooms, located at 6301 South Stadium Ln. Community members are invited to participate in this forum and provide input regarding the proposed names. After the forum, the Katy ISD School Naming Committee will review input and provide their recommendation to the Katy ISD Board of Trustees at their regularly scheduled meeting on Monday, March 26.

Elementary #33 located at 5200 Falcon Landing Blvd., is proposed to be named after Tom Wilson. Wilson spent 30 of his more than 39 years in education with Katy ISD. His dedication to education extends from teaching to administration as a principal and finally recruiting in HR.

Elementary #34 located at 28727 N. Firethorne Rd. is proposed to be named after Ray and Jamie Wolman. The Wolmans have a combined 77 years in education. Jamie spent 33 years in Katy ISD teaching special needs students and as a counselor before retiring. Ray recently retired after 40 years with Katy ISD. He started with the district as the only science teacher at Katy High School, then as the head of the Outdoor Learning Center where he has grown the program into what it is today.

Elementary #35 located at 5150 Ranch Point Dr. is proposed to be named after Fred and Patti Shafer. With 36 years in education, Fred spent nine years in Katy ISD working as the director and then executive director of special education. With 37 years in education, Patti dedicated the last 12 years to Katy ISD students at the junior high level.

Junior High #13 located at 6026 Katy-Gaston Rd. is proposed to be named Seven Lakes Junior High in regards to the geographic location of the facility and the student community that will grow into Seven Lakes High School.

These living namesakes have more than just years of education experience. They are award-winning, community-minded individuals. They mentor, participate in community projects, volunteer, and offer their time and resources to continue to make education and the Katy community the leader in educational excellence.  Please mention you found this on www.KatyMagazine.com.

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