Katy Business July 2016

| July 1, 2016

Dr. Lawrence Hindt

Dr. Lawrence Hindt


The Katy ISD Board of Trustees, during a special board meeting on June 10, named   Dr. Lawrence Hindt as the lone finalist for the position of Katy ISD Superintendent of Schools. He will begin his new role August 1.

Dr. Hindt has served as superintendent of Allen ISD since March 2014. Under his leadership, the school district has earned numerous awards and recognitions, including being a finalist in the 2016 H-E-B Excellence in Education Awards program and a finalist for the H-E-B Excellence in Education School Board Award.

Prior to his role at Allen ISD, Dr. Hindt served as superintendent of schools for the Stafford Municipal School District since May 2011. He began his career at Fort Bend ISD as a geography, health and physical education teacher at Dulles High School. He later became assistant principal at the school and was promoted to director of the Fort Bend ISD Technical Education Center. He then served as principal of Dulles High School until his appointment as assistant superintendent in 2007. Dr. Hindt completed his post-doctorate work in educational leadership at Lamar University in Beaumont and earned his doctorate from the University of Houston, his master’s degree from Prairie View A&M University and his undergraduate degree from William Penn University in Oskaloosa, Iowa.

Dr. Hindt is a proud 1983 graduate of James E. Taylor High School in Katy ISD. He and his wife Kathryn have two children, Zach and Alex.



The Katy ISD Board of Trustees, during a special board meeting May 31, canvassed the results from the May 7 Board election and swore in newly-elected trustee George Scott. With 1,479 votes, candidate Scott was declared the winner for Position 1.

During the meeting, the Board also elected their new officers for the 2016-2017 school year. Rebecca Fox was elected as president, Ashley Vann as vice president, Courtney Doyle as secretary, Bryan Michalsky as treasurer and Henry Dibrell as sergeant-at-arms. A full list of results is online at katyisd.org.



Local small business retailer Amber Gustafson, owner of Amber’s Designs in Katy, was recognized by the National Retail Federation for her contribution to advocacy and has been named as one of America’s Retail Champions. As a Champion, Gustafson had the opportunity to fly to Washington, D.C. to take part in NRF’s Retail Advocate’s Summit from May 23-25.

“Through the America’s Retail Champions program, the National Retail Federation is proud to host hardworking small business owners in Washington, D.C. to recognize our industry’s most engaged retail advocates,” NRF President and CEO Matthew Shay said. “These men and women truly personify the American Dream, and it is important that Washington lawmakers hear first-hand from retail job and opportunity creators in towns large and small across the country. “We thank Amber for taking time away from her business to make sure the voice of retail is heard loud and clear in our nation’s capital.”

“The Texas Retailers Association (TRA) is proud to have nominated four Texas retailers as a NRF America’s Retail Champion. Their dedication and support of our industry’s advocacy efforts on behalf of small retailers is critical to our success. We thank each of them for their efforts and congratulate them for this well-deserved recognition,” said George Kelemen, president & CEO of TRA.

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