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Dr. Kwabena Mensah, 2017 Katy ISD Principal of the Year

Kwabena MensahDr. Kwabena Mensah, Rice University B.A. Kinesiology 2000, is currently serving as an Assistant Superintendent in Fort Bend ISD where he supervises 16 elementary schools. Dr. Mensah received his M.Ed in Educational Leadership from the University of Texas at Austin in 2006. In 2013, he completed his Ed.D in Educational Leadership from the University of Houston.

At Rice, Mensah competed in Track and Field and was a 4-time Western Athletic Conference Scholar Athlete for excellence in athletics and academics. In 1999, he was named a Rice University Scholar Athlete. Upon graduation, Mensah was awarded the Arthur Ashe NCAA Post Graduate scholarship to study Biomechanics at the University of Texas at Austin.

Dr. Mensah has been recognized as a leading transformational educator in Texas. Mensah has received multiple awards for his work transforming schools, increasing student achievement, and building robust school cultures. Recently, he was honored as Katy ISD Principal of the Year, Texas Alliance of Black School Educators (TABSE) Principal of the Year, and Texas Elementary Principals and Supervisors Association (TEPSA) National Distinguished Principal Finalist. Additionally, his campus was named a TABSE Demonstration School and honored by Houston Mayor Sylvester Turner.

Ultimately, Dr. Mensah is invested in developing future leaders. In his spare time he serves as President-Elect of Houston Area Alliance of Black School Educators (HAABSE), chairs the TABSE Aspiring Principals Institute, and is completing the National Association of Elementary School Principals (NAESP) National Principal Mentor Certification.

Keep up the excellent work, Dr. Mensah!

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