Fort Bend ISD welcomed more than 69,000 students back to school for the 2011-2012 school year. The District also opened its newest middle school, James Bowie Middle School, which welcomed approximately 700 students in grades 6-8. Chris Morgan is the principal of James Bowie Middle School.
Students at 10 campuses have new principals this school year: Maria Barrington, Lakeview Elementary School; Kimberly Carroll, Lake Olympia Middle School; Lee Crews, Willowridge High School; Thomas Graham, Crockett Middle School; Ken Gregorski, Clements High School; Alfred Holland, Jordan Elementary School; Dr. Margaret Patton, Missouri City Middle School; Laura Ramirez, Quail Valley Elementary School; Ruth Riha, Pecan Grove Elementary School; and Lavanta Williams, Ridgegate Elementary School.
A veteran educator of 22 years, Maria Barrington, served as the assistant principal at Cornerstone Elementary School before being named principal at Lakeview Elementary School. She also served as an English Language Arts Facilitator, Kindergarten Facilitator and teacher for Fort Bend ISD, Bryan ISD, Royal ISD and Victoria ISD. She holds a Master’s and Bachelor’s Degree in Curriculum and Instruction.
Kimberly Carroll has 15 years of experience in education and has served as an English teacher, counselor, assistant principal, and most recently as an associate principal at Elkins High School. She is a graduate of FBISD’s LEAD Principals’ Academy and holds a Master’s Degree in Guidance and Counseling and a Bachelor’s Degree in English.
An experienced educational leader, Lee Crews has served as the principal of Clements High School, First Colony Middle School and Quail Valley Middle School. He helped open the Gifted and Talented Academy at Quail Valley for the 2007-2008 school year. He holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Curriculum and Instruction and a Master of Education in Administration and Supervision.
Thomas Graham joined Fort Bend ISD in 2007 as an assistant principal at Elkins High School. He also worked as an assistant principal at McAuliffe Middle School, an associate principal at Travis High School, and principal and associate principal of high school summer school programs. He holds a Master’s Degree in Guidance and Counseling and Bachelor’s Degree in Education.
Ken Gregorski helped open the doors to Crockett Middle School in 2009 as the school’s principal. He also served as an administrative principal, assistant principal and summer school principal for Katy ISD. While in El Paso ISD, he worked as a teacher and summer school coordinator. He holds a Master’s Degree in School Administration and a Bachelor’s Degree in Education.
Alfred Holland began his educational career in 1997 as a teacher at Greenville Elementary School in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. He also worked as a middle school teacher, an assistant principal, summer school associate principal and associate principal before being named principal at Jordan Elementary School. He holds a Master’s Degree in Administration and Supervision and a Bachelor’s Degree in Elementary Education.
An educator of 19 years, Dr. Margaret Patton joined FBISD as a Special Education and math teacher at Marshall High School. She also served as Dean of Instruction at McAuliffe Middle School and as the principal of Jordan Elementary School. She holds a Doctorate’s Degree in Educational Leadership, a Master’s Degree in Curriculum and Instruction, and a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Education.
Laura Ramirez began her career in public education as a second-grade bilingual teacher. Prior to joining Fort Bend ISD, she worked for Houston ISD as an assistant principal and later as the principal of an elementary charter school. She holds two Master’s degrees, one in Counseling and one in Administration and Supervision, and is currently working on her Doctorate’s Degree in Executive Leadership.
Ruth Riha began her career in education 10 years ago as a third-grade teacher in Sinton ISD. She also worked as a kindergarten teacher in Ingleside ISD, and an assistant principal and principal in Pearland ISD. She holds a Master’s Degree in Educational Administration, and a Bachelor’s Degree in Elementary Education.
A FBISD LEAD Principal’s Academy graduate, Lavanta Williams began his educational career in 1997 as a fourth-grade teacher in Kentwood, Louisiana. He also served as a science specialist, a GED instructor, and an assistant principal at Ridgemont and Blue Ridge Elementary Schools before being named principal of Ridgegate Elementary. He holds a Master’s Degree in Administration and Supervision and a Bachelor’s Degree in Elementary Education.