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Homegrown Employee Named Assistant Principal of the Year

Homegrown Employee Named Assistant Principal of the Year

Adam Tietze of Lemm Elementary recognized


Adam Tietze is more than homegrown; he is relatable. And to his students at Lemm who have had an unconventional year, he knows more about them than they may realize.

“I grew up not two miles from Lemm and seeing what these kids go through every day, I can relate,” said Tietze. “I know what they do, where they go, where they ride bikes, and where they fish.”

He grew up in Klein ISD attending Haude Elementary, Strack Intermediate, and graduated from Klein Oak High School. After attending college in Nebraska, he decided to make the journey back to the area and began working at Hildebrandt Intermediate under the leadership of his once school Principal, Scott Crowe.

“I have had a lot of great mentors and administrators that have been great examples for me,” he said. “It was very cool to see this Principal that has over 1,000 kids, walks the hallways and knows every single kid and talks with every single kid. I think he embodied our Promise2Purpose philosophy and established a great culture at our school. That’s something I have tried to live up to.”

Homegrown Employee Named Assistant Principal of the Year

Tietze is known for his giving spirit, and his drive to be a team player. He has volunteered to serve on many district committees and has pushed through implementing new initiatives such as the need for bus monitors. Once Lemm Elementary was relocated to Klein Cain, students who were able to walk to school were now riding the bus. He began relentlessly pursuing this new challenge by working with transportation and recruiting employees who would volunteer their time to ride these new bus routes and even rides the bus and substitutes for monitors.

Also, he saw a need for a Coding Club and developed a full program that included opportunities to involve students from Klein Cain.

“We’ve had amazing support from the teachers and administrators at Klein Cain,” he said. “Our situation is unique, and we’ve been given many opportunities to reimagine our students learning by being creative and innovative in how we are working collaboratively with each other and to provide engaging learning for all ages of students.”

He exhibits a sense of possibility, optimism, and hope with creative ideas to encourage all to reach success.

“At the end of the day he wants to make sure the kids at Lemm Elementary are successful,” said Kathy Brown, Lemm Elementary Principal. “He exhibits a sense of possibility, optimism, and hope that the staff and students at Lemm truly appreciate.”

“I am truly honored to receive this award, but it’s really been a team effort this year. We’ve been through so much, and I want to thank transportation, food service, the staff at Klein Cain, and so many others who have helped our school have an amazing year. It really shows that Klein is Klein is Klein.”


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Klein ISD is a school district in Klein, Texas, located in northwestern Harris County. The district spans approximately 88 square miles and serves more than 53,000 students in 33 elementary schools, 10 intermediate campuses, one high school program of choice, and 5 high schools.

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