Katy ISD Agricultural Sciences Project Center Named after Teacher

Katy ISD former Agricultural Sciences Teacher Gary Vos.

Just in time for the 2021 Katy ISD Livestock Show and Rodeo, the Katy ISD Board of Trustees unanimously approves the naming of the Agricultural Sciences Project Center as the Gary A. Vos Project Center.

Vos’ love for agricultural sciences and FFA began during his high school years.  He realized that he could combine his enthusiasm for agriculture and his passion for teaching and become an agricultural science teacher.  He began his teaching career with Katy ISD in 1981, where he taught at both Taylor and Mayde Creek high schools before spending his remaining 20 years as an agricultural sciences teacher at Katy High School.  Vos was an instrumental part of the continued success of the FFA chapters in Katy ISD.  He instilled the importance of responsibility, determination, leadership and accountability in all students that he encountered.  Most weekends, he could be found shuttling students around on buses to conventions and contests and loading up the cattle trailer to haul animals to the local livestock show.  He, as well as several other teachers, laid a foundation of hard work and dedication to students, parents and the community, that continues today.  This foundation has contributed to making Katy ISD one of the premier FFA programs in the state of Texas.  Under his leadership, the District saw state wins among their Leadership and Career Development Events teams, as well as numerous champions in the show ring.

After 25 years of service to Katy ISD, Vos retired from teaching in 2006.  He and his wife, Angela, continue to support the students of the Katy ISD Agricultural Sciences Program by sponsoring calves in the Katy ISD Rodeo Calf Scramble the years following his retirement.

Vos received his Bachelor of Science degree in 1973 from Sam Houston State University. The same year that he married his wife. Before moving to Katy, the two taught in Cleveland ISD and Willis ISD. In 1978, he received a Master’s in Vocational Education from Sam Houston State University.