Rahsan Smith will begin this summer as Katy ISD’s new assistant superintendent for elementary leadership and support; Greg Kraus is the new principal at Memorial Parkway Junior High School; and Kaye Williams is the new principal at Cinco Ranch High School, the press release said.
Smith started as a third- and sixth-grade teacher in Houston ISD in August 2001. He joined Gabriela Mistral Early Childhood Center as a physical education teacher. In 2008, Smith taught at Fondren Middle School and was promoted to student behavior administrator.
In October 2012, Smith transferred to KISD as assistant principal at Mayde Creek Junior High School.
“It is my goal to consistently build upon the distinction of excellence which separates KISD from all other school districts,” Smith said in the press release. “I will emulate this mindset within my leadership to propel school leaders, educators and students toward outstanding educational achievement.”
Kraus began his teaching career in 2006 at Beckendorff Junior High School as a seventh- and eighth-grade teacher and coach. In August 2011, Kraus worked as grade level assistant principal and was promoted to a student support principal role at WoodCreek Junior High School.
He became the grade level assistant principal at Morton Ranch High School in October 2016 and was later promoted to associate principal.
“I have seen firsthand what it means to be the instructional leader of a campus,” Kraus said in the press release. “I’ve worked for some amazing leaders who have provided me the experiences needed to successfully support and guide teachers.”
Williams joined KISD from Lamar CISD. She began her career in 1993 as a health and fitness teacher and head tennis coach in Port Arthur ISD. She moved to Spring Branch ISD and held leadership positions such as principal and assistant principal from 2004-17.
“I am thrilled to become the principal of Cinco Ranch High School because it is a school that is rich in tradition and success,” Williams said. “I am excited to lead in the community that my husband and I have called home for several years.”