Katy ISD has named Kara Morgan as principal for the district's Junior High No. 18, which will open in the fall of 2024. The school will be located at 25747 Longenbaugh Road, Katy.

Morgan’s previous district positions included serving as assistant principal at Tompkins and Jordan high schools, as well as principal of Bethke Elementary.

Morgan holds a Master of Science in Educational Management from the University of Houston-Clear Lake and has spent 16 years in administrative leadership roles on various campuses.

In their own words

Morgan’s previous experience in successfully opening and managing new schools—including overseeing construction, hiring staff and managing finances effectively—made her a good candidate for the new school, according to the district.

“We are excited to have Mrs. Kara Morgan lead Junior High No. 18. With her previous experience as a campus principal, we are confident that this new school is well-positioned for success,” Superintendent Ken Gregorski said in a statement.

What’s next

According to the statement, Morgan has been successful in establishing school cultures that actively involve staff, students and parents, and Morgan said she is ready to begin her role at the new school.

“I am honored to be named Principal of Junior High No. 18 and look forward to collaborating with our dedicated staff, engaging students and building strong partnerships with parents,” Morgan said in the statement. “Together, we will embark on an exciting journey as we create an environment that develops a love for learning in each of our students.”