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August 25, 2010 – Katy, Texas – Katy ISD Superintendent Alton Frailey was named Superintendent of the Year by ESC Region 4.  He is one of 18 superintendents across the state to be nominated for the annual Superintendent of the Year (SOTY) Award by the Texas Association of School Boards. Dr. Bill McKinney, Executive Director for Region 4, recognized Frailey during Katy ISD’s August Board of Trustees Meeting.

 Frailey has served as Katy ISD’s superintendent for three years. During his leadership, the district has reached and maintained a “recognized” status and, for the first time in recent history, all Katy ISD campuses are rated as recognized or above.

 “Mr. Frailey has a special commitment to ensure that all students succeed,” said McKinney.  “We commend Mr. Frailey for his vision and for his success in achieving excellence in the areas identified by the Texas Association of School Boards.”

 The SOTY program has recognized exemplary superintendents for excellence and achievement in educational leadership since 1984. Candidates are chosen for their strong leadership skills, dedication to improving educational quality, ability to build effective employee relations, student performance, and commitment to public involvement in education. Superintendents from any of Texas’ 1,035 local school districts are eligible for nomination by their school boards. Local nominees are submitted to a regional selection committee, which chooses one nominee to send to the state selection committee. The Superintendent of the Year will be announced September 26 at the TASA/TASB Convention in Houston.

Katy ISD is a TEA “recognized” district serving more than 60,000 students. Covering 181 square miles west of downtown Houston, Katy ISD is comprised of 53 campuses, and with more than 8,300 employees is one of the largest employers in the West Houston area. Please mention you found this on www.KatyMagazine.com.

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