Tenured educators will begin new roles this summer as principals of three Katy ISD schools.

The details

According to three KISD news releases from May 1, the three educators appointed to principal roles are:Digging deeper

Before Brodt’s role at Tompkins, she served as associate principal and assistant principal at other schools, and most recently as principal at Adams Junior High, according to a release. She has 25 years of experience in education.

Brodt replaces Principal Mark Grisdale, according to the KISD website.

Finley, who has more than two decades of experience, has worked his way up from being a KISD teacher to an instructional coordinator, assistant principal and finally principal of the Katy Summer Academic Term, according to a release. He’s replacing Principal Kelly Stroud at McRoberts, according to the KISD website.

Meanwhile, Canales, who replaces Principal Troy Kemp at Jenks, previously served as principal of both Heflin and Best elementaries, according to a release.

What they’re saying
  • "I am thrilled to join the Obra D. Tompkins High School community and to work alongside our outstanding students, educators, staff and families," Brodt said in a release. "Together, we will continue to uphold the school's tradition of excellence and empower every student to reach their full potential."
  • "I am honored and excited to join the McRoberts Elementary community," Finley said in a release. "I am committed to working collaboratively with all stakeholders to ensure that every student receives a high-quality education and has the opportunity to reach their full potential."
  • "I am honored and excited to join the Jenks Elementary community," Canales said in a release. "I am committed to building upon the school's legacy of academic excellence and fostering a supportive learning environment where every student can thrive."
What’s next

Brodt and Finley are set to assume their roles June 3, while Canales will begin the role July 1, according to the releases.