In the final Leadership Katy meeting of the school year, the Class of 2011 participants met at Beck Junior High to take part in a panel discussion with Principals Dr. Cazilda Steel, Mayde Creek High School; Jeffrey Stocks, Beck Junior High; and Mindy Dickerson, Cimarron Elementary. The group also heard from Superintendent Alton Frailey and representatives from the Katy ISD Technology Department. More than 70 community members, parents and business men and women actively participated in the Leadership Katy Class of 2011.
“The point of Leadership Katy is to help further educate participants about district operations, while creating a dialogue between the community and the district,” says Janet Theis, Katy ISD Partners in Education.
Leadership Katy started in 2003 as a way to provide a behind-the-scenes look at what goes on in a school district, from finance to food service and everything in between. Members meet once a month during the academic year to hear from different departments and to tour various areas of district.
Naomi Williams, parent and Leadership Katy 2011 participant says, “The biggest take-away for me this year was learning the thoroughness of decision-making, and the forward thinking that goes into the district’s actions and vision for the future.”
Each year, patrons are invited to participate in Leadership Katy by way of self nomination, nomination by their principal, or nomination by Leadership Katy alumni. Katy ISD will be seeking nominations for the class of 2012 this summer.
“My family moved here for the school district,” says Anitra Ondrush, Leadership Katy 2011 participant. “This (Leadership Katy) has opened my eyes to the different levels in the district, and has made me even more proud to be a part of Katy ISD.”
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