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Fox Elementary Principal Named District Elementary Principal of the Year

Fox Elementary Principal Named District Elementary Principal of the Year

Fox Elementary Principal Lakita Combs has been named Klein ISD’s 2021 Elementary Principal of the Year. 

Lakita is the epitome of a student-focused and collaborative leader. She has a passion that is evident in the teachers and leaders she has grown throughout Klein ISD.

“Lakita inspires her staff to be innovative risk-takers and her students to own their learning,” said Dr. Jenny McGown, Klein ISD Superintendent. “When you spend time with Lakita, you leave inspired by her professionalism, her high expectations and support for every student, and her forever learner approach to leadership.  She is so deserving of this incredible honor, and we are so proud to have her leading in our Klein Family.”

This school year marks Lakita’s 25th year in education. Lakita started her career in Klein ISD as a second-grade teacher at Schultz and Metzler Elementary. She has also served as a math and science instructional specialist and as the district Math and Science Program Coordinator.

“I am super surprised and overwhelmed with gratitude that you would consider and recognize me as the elementary principal of the year,” said Lakita Combs, Fox Elementary. “I am honored that you would recognize my work and all of the work the people I have worked with have done. I just want to thank you for collaborating with me and supporting me, pushing me, and challenging me. I am privileged to work with all of you.”  

Before taking on the role of Fox Principal, Lakita served as the Metzler Elementary assistant principal for five years and principal for four years. During her time at Metzler, Lakita led the school to be named a National Visible Learning school, one of only 3 in the world

Lakita continues to serve as an example of how changing mind frames positively impacts staff and students, and we are so happy that she is a part of our Klein Family!

Klein ISD POY 2021


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