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​​​​​Meet the Board Members

 

Courtney Doyle

Courtney Doyle, President

Position 4
Term Expires 2020

Courtney Doyle was elected to the Katy ISD Board of Trustees in May 2014.  Doyle currently works as a realtor with Buescher Realty. Doyle has been an active member of the Texas PTA since 2008. During her time in Katy, she has served as a Griffin Elementary volunteer and opened Stanley Elementary as the inaugural PTA President. She has served as Vice President of Membership and Council Delegate for Stanley Elementary PTA, Inaugural President of Seven Lakes Junior High PTA, and Vice President of Fundraising for Seven Lakes High School PTSA.  She is currently an active member of the Seven Lakes Athletic Booster Club and member of Randolph Elementary PTA.

Doyle attends Second Baptist Church, is a mentor for the Take Flight program at Tompkins High School.  She volunteers for the Promise to Read program and is a sponsor and advocate for the Katy ISD Education Foundation. 

Courtney and her husband have lived in Katy for 10 years and have 6 children, 3 who have graduated from Seven Lakes High School and 3 who are current students in Katy ISD. 


Conflict Disclosure Statement - Courtney Doyle

TASB Continuing Education Credit Report - Courtney Doyle

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Bill Lacy Bill LacyVice President

Position 5
Term Expires 2020

Bill Lacy is a Senior Loan Officer in the mortgage banking profession. Bill has a degree in Business Administration from Louisiana Tech University. He has been a resident of Katy for 21 years.

His children are graduates of Taylor HS, Cinco Ranch HS and Katy HS. Along with his wife Patti Lacy, he is involved in numerous community organizations and coordinated charity golf tournaments. Bill is an active member of Westland Baptist Church where he has served on their board, led Sunday School Classes for both adults and children as well as being an AWANA leader. He is a volunteer with Katy Christian Ministries, Katy Visual and Performing Arts, volunteers with the Candlelighters Organization, rides with The Patriot Guard Motorcycle Club, is a member of the Katy Athletic Booster Club, former member of the Taylor HS Pacesetter Booster Club and the Cinco Ranch HS Theater Booster Club. He is an avid golfer, cook, parent and grandparent.

Conflict Disclosure Statement - Bill Lacy

TASB Continuing Education Credit Report - Bill Lacy


 

Ashley Vann Ashley Vann,  Secretary

Position 3
Term Expires 2020

Ashley Vann is a graduate of James E. Taylor High School and received her Bachelor of Arts Degree in Communications from Southern Methodist University.

After working in the television and advertising industries and owning her own business, Vann dedicated herself to public service and volunteering. 

Vann was elected to the Katy ISD Board of Trustees in May 2014 and in May 2017.

She and her husband, J Scot, a Katy High School graduate, have been married for 24 years and have three children, one currently enrolled in Katy ISD and two graduates currently attending the University of Oklahoma. Vann has lived in Katy for nearly 30 years.  She has been a member of the Marketing Committee for the Katy ISD Education Foundation since 2013.  She has served in volunteer leadership positions at RAE, BDJH & SLHS, including PTA president, on all three PTAs.  She was named Volunteer of the Year at Alexander in 2008.  She is a TEXAS PTA Lifetime and Extended Service Award recipient.

She was a member of the Leadership Katy Class of 2011 and Katy ISD VIPS Executive Board from 2011-2014, where served as the secretary and volunteer in charge of KEYS mentoring events. She has also served on the 2011-2013 Katy ISD Instructional Calendar Committee, Seven Lakes Athletic Booster Club and Studio VII Booster Club.

She is currently a member of National Charity League - Star Chapter and enjoys volunteering in the Katy community alongside her daughter.  She is  actively engaged in the community/district thru Promise to Read, the Katy ISD Education Foundation and multiple planning committees. She also served on the Texas Education Agency’s 2017-18 District Financial Performance Council.


Conflict Disclosure Statement - Ashley Vann

TASB Continuing Education Credit Report - Ashley Vann





Rebecca Fox Rebecca FoxMember            

Position 2
Term Expires 2019

Rebecca Fox has served as a member of the Katy ISD Board of Trustees since 2004. She has held every position at least once, including three times as president of the Board. Fox is a graduate of Leadership TASB (Texas Association of School Boards) and has earned the distinction of Master Trustee. She is also a member of the TASB Legislative Advocacy Network.

A parent and long-time volunteer, Fox has served in leadership roles on PTA boards at Hayes Elementary, Creech Elementary, Beck Junior High and Cinco​ Ranch High School where she was awarded Volunteer of the Year.  Fox has also served on a number of district committees, including Campus Advisory Teams, Bond Advisory Committees, rezoning committees, and as an executive board member for Katy ISD’s Volunteers in Public Schools. She continues to be involved on campuses across the district as a KEYS Mentor at Mayde Creek High School, Junior Achievement presenter at multiple schools, Promise-to-Read participant, Strategic Design committee member, Take Flight Mentor at Tompkins High School, and 5th grade celebration keynote speaker WoodCreek and Kilpatrick elementary schools.  Fox is also frequently requested to give presentations to various parent groups throughout Katy ISD schools.

Her history of service to students and families in Katy ISD schools has earned Fox recognitions from parent organizations, including the Katy Council of PTAs, Creech Elementary PTA and Stanley Elementary PTA — all of which awarded her the distinction of PTA lifetime member.  These recognitions were soon followed by the Extended Service Award from Beck Junior High PTA for outstanding service for more than 10 years. Fox has also been celebrated as Mentor of the Year by the Katy ISD KEYS Mentor program.

Along with her work in schools, Fox has also dedicated much of her time to community endeavors.  She has been recognized by community-based organizations for her commitment to the Katy area. The Katy Area Chamber of Commerce named her the 2019 Citizen of the Year, Katy Magazine selected her as the Top 100 Women for 2017 and 2018, and Books Alive Noyes Foundation named Fox the Backbone of Katy in 2016.

Holding a Bachelor of Science degree in Consumer and Family Science from Southeastern Louisiana University, Fox works part-time as a motivational speaker and parent educator.

Fox is a member of Second Baptist Church and has volunteered in the community through numerous organizations, the National Charity League – Star chapter, RaiseUp Families, Cinco Ranch Ladies Club, and the Pregnancy Help Center. She has been married for 34 years, and she and her husband have two children, both Katy ISD graduates.

Conflict Disclosure Statement - Rebecca Fox

TASB Continuing Education Credit Report - Rebecca Fox



George Scott George ScottMember

Position 1
Term Expires 2019

George Scott was elected to the Katy ISD Board of Trustees in May 2016.  Scott served as publisher of The Katy Times newspaper from 1983-1986 before becoming Senior Researcher and then President of the Tax Research Association of Houston and Harris County. He also served one year on the local political staff of then Congressman Tom DeLay and served on the Executive Committee of the Harris County Appraisal District where he performed both internal and external media functions, as well as special projects.

During his tenure in local media, Scott worked directly with hundreds of civic and service organizations and individuals to help publicize their positive work for the community, and volunteered in various activities including the Katy Chamber of Commerce, youth sports leagues for both boys and girls, and other activities related to his children's activities.

Conflict Disclosure Statement - George Scott

TASB Continuing Education Credit Report - George Scott

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Dawn Champagne Daw​n Champagne​Member​

Position 7
Term Expires 2021

Dawn Champagne has lived in Katy since March 2001.  She has been an active volunteer in the Katy Community since that summer, beginning with her church, St. Peter’s UMC.  She began volunteering in Katy ISD in August 2002, when her oldest child started Kindergarten.  She has held many positions on the boards of the three schools that her children have attended.  Most recently she was the president of the TPA (PTO) at Taylor High School (2016-2018) and the VP of Project Grad 2018 at Taylor High School.  She has also been on CAT teams, Bond advisory teams, the 2017 Bond Committee, Katy Leadership (twice), Katy Council of PTA’s, and is a KEYS Mentor (2015 to present). Dawn has been a Boy Scout Leader, is currently a Girl Scout Leader (2007 to present), serves on National Charity League, Azalea Chapter Board and has held many leadership positions at her church, St. Peter’s UMC.  She was named Volunteer of the Year at McMeans Jr. High for the 2015-2016 school year and Volunteer of the year at Taylor High School for the 2017-2018 school year.

Champagne holds two degrees from University of Houston: a Bachelor of Science degree in Consumer Science and Marketing, Magna Cum Laude, and a Masters of Administration.  Most recently, she worked as a GT Test Proctor for Katy ISD in the 2017-2018 school year.  Prior to moving to Katy, she worked as a Claims Representative for the Social Security Administration from 1988 to 2001.  As a claims representative, she processed claims for retirement, survivors, and disability; counseled clients regarding retirement plans; wrote legal determinations involving common law marriages, illegitimate child relationships, equitable adoptions, disability reviews, overpayments and fraud.  With this experience she learned how to communicate with members of the public from every socioeconomical level, and has a keen sense of understanding that people sometimes just want to be heard.     

She has been married to Brett for 25 years and has three children:  Connor, aged 21 who graduated from Taylor HS in 2015 and is a Senior at Texas State University; Alexis, aged 18, who is a 2018 graduate from Taylor HS and will be attending Texas A&M in the fall of 2018; and Brenna, aged 16, who will graduate from Taylor HS in 2020.

Her hobbies include working out, reading, scrapbooking, traveling and spending time with her family. 



​Conflict Disclosure Statement - Dawn Champagne

TASB Continuing Education Credit Report - Dawn Champagne

 


 


Susan Gesoff Susan Gesoff​,  Member

Position 6
Term Expires 2021

Susan Gesoff earned a bachelor’s degree in Industrial Engineering from Penn State University and has worked in technical roles for several Fortune 500 companies including: Texas Instruments, Boeing and American Airlines.  She has been employed by BP since 2012.  When she moved to Katy 13 years ago from Dallas and her girls were little, she chose to pursue an alternative certification to become a Texas Educator. 

She loved teaching fifth grade science and social studies for five years in Katy ISD at Roosevelt Alexander Elementary.  Though she has since returned to the corporate world, Susan remains passionate about students, teachers and innovative STEM education.

Susan and her husband, Glenn, have been married for 28 years and their three daughters are graduates of Seven Lakes High School (SLHS) – pursuing degrees in finance and chemical engineering, while the oldest is earning her master’s degree in London.  

She decided to run for the school board because she wanted to give back to the district that drew her to Katy in the first place and did an outstanding job of preparing her children for success.  She is excited to put her business and technical skills, and her experience in education to work for Katy ISD.

Susan delivered meals on wheels to the homebound for years, was a member of the Star Chapter of the National Charity League for 10 years, was a member of various Katy ISD PTAs over the years and devoted many volunteer hours to both the SLHS Theatre Company and the SLHS Choir as well as her church.

Conflict Disclosure Statement - Susa​n Marie Gesoff

TASB Continuing Education Credit Report -Susan Marie Gesoff

 

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