DATE: February 16, 2017 12:57:20 PM CST

News Release Heading 2015 (4 13 2015)


Stephanie Houston and Dee Knox named Fort Bend ISD’s 2017 Principals of the Year 


FORT BEND ISD (February 16, 2017) – Veteran educators Stephanie Houston and Dee Knox were named Fort Bend ISD’s 2017 Principals of the Year. Houston is the principal at Ridgemont Elementary School and is the Elementary Principal of the Year; and Knox, principal at Dulles Middle School, is the Secondary Principal of the Year. They were selected by their peers for the honor based on their outstanding leadership, service and dedication to their students and staff.

An educator for more than 23 years, Houston expressed that she is grateful that her peers see her hard work, dedication, and commitment to Ridgemont Elementary and FBISD.

“I am extremely elated and honored to receive the recognition as “Principal of the Year” in FBISD, and humbled by this acknowledgement because I commit myself to do this awesome work for the students in order for them to succeed,” Houston said. “In my role as a campus leader, I have worked alongside many distinguished principals that I respect and admire.”

Houston also served as the principal at Townewest Elementary for eight years. Prior to that, she worked for Alief ISD as an elementary teacher, math specialist and assistant principal.

Knox officially joined the District in 1993 as a teacher at Austin Parkway Elementary, and then served as assistant principal at Walker Station Elementary. Later, she became the assistant principal at Holley Elementary, where she eventually assumed the role of principal.

Currently, she is principal of Dulles Middle School and has already proven she is a great leader.

“I have been blessed to have people in my life that have shaped me into the leader I am today,” Knox shared. “I am grateful to my peers and colleagues that I have worked with, laughed with and from whom I have learned. Being a principal allows me the opportunity to turn around and invest in the lives of students, teachers and parents the way others invested in me. It is my joy and privilege.”

Both principals will be honored later this spring at the Region 4 Education Service Center Principal Recognition Ceremony.


Pictured (from left) are: Principal Stephanie Houston, Superintendent of Schools Dr. Charles Dupre, and Principal Dee Knox. 

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