KATY (Covering Katy News) – Katy Independent School District’s Student Support Annex will be formally dedicated to Jeanne Coleman later this month.
The annex is the former University of Houston at Cinco Ranch campus that was utilized by Creech Elementary School students when their campus was flooded by Hurricane Harvey and was out of service for a year. During that time the building became know as "Creech University," and it became a symbol of Katy's ISD's resilience following the historic flooding.
The building now houses several special education-related services. Jeanne Coleman is well known for her passion and leadership skills in the special education area.
Prior to joining Katy ISD, she began her educational career as a speech-language pathologist and worked for 13 years at two different school districts. She was joined the District in 1998, where she worked as a speech-language pathologist at Nottingham Country Elementary. A year later, Coleman was promoted to an instructional officer. Her role soon expanded to include the provision of speech therapy services for secondary students at the Opportunity Awareness Center (OAC) and the Behavior Transition Program. She also coordinated district-wide speech therapy, adapted physical education and related services for occupational therapy, physical therapy, music and art therapy.
Coleman retired in 2016 with 32 years of dedication and service to student and parents. She continues to advocate on behalf of children with special needs.
What: Dedication Ceremony of Jeanne Coleman Student Support Annex
Where: 4242 S. Mason Road, Katy, TX 77450
When: Thursday, September 12, 2019
6:30 – 7:30 p.m.
Reception to Follow