Announces Region IV Principal Honorees


Dr. Ann Lalime.

Katy Independent School District recently announced Golbow Elementary Principal Dr. Ann Lalime and Morton Ranch High School Principal Julie Hinson as Katy ISD Principals of the Year, as well as honorees for the Region IV Principal Recognition.

Both school administrators were selected by their peers for their ability and willingness to make meaningful contributions to education, their desire for continuous personal and professional growth, as well as their ability to inspire Katy ISD students and staff to reach their goals.

Dr. Lalime has worked in the field of education for 25 years including 10 years as a principal, eight years as assistant principal, one year as an instructional specialist and six years as a teacher.

“It is an honor and privilege to serve the students, staff and community at Golbow Elementary,” said Dr. Lalime.  “I am always amazed by how our staff goes above and beyond to work together to help our students grow every day.  We have created a bright vision for the future and the possibilities are unlimited for our students.”

Julie Hinson.

Julie Hinson has 21 years of experience in education, 17 of which she has been at Katy ISD.  This is her fourth year as principal for the District.  Hinson opened up Morton Ranch High School (MRHS) as the first head swim coach and math teacher and has been at MRHS for 12 of the 15 years the school  has been open.

“I am passionate about providing our students a voice to effect change in their world,” said Hinson. “When they shake my hand at graduation, they are young adults ready to take risks, accept challenges and use their voice as proud Mavericks.”

Both principals, along with campus administrators from school districts in the surrounding area, participated in a recognition ceremony at the Region IV Principal Recognition ceremony held at Hotel Zaza.