Administration Team


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Julie Dickinson

Principal

email  JDICKINS@houstonisd.org      Kolter   713-726-3630
 
Educational Background: B.A. Child Psychology, Hollins University and Masters in Ed, William Carey College
Certifications: Special Education K-12 and Principal Certification
Professional Experiences: Special Education Teacher - Kayne - ERAS Center (1999 - 2001); Special Education Teacher Harrison County School District (2002-2006); Special Teacher/Department Chair Houston ISD/Daily ES (2007-2012); Administrative Intern Daily ES (2010-2011); Leadership Team Member Daily ES (2008-2012); Title 1 Coordinator Daily ES (2011-2012); Kolter Elementary Assistant Principal (2012-2016); Kolter Elementary Principal (2016-present)
Hobbies/Interests: Traveling near and far to see family, friends and ensuring I continue to collect stamps in my passport, rooting for the New Orleans Saints, volunteering, spoiling my nieces, nephew and dogs Buddy, Breeze, and Missy. Being the principal at Kolter is one of my favorite things!
 

 


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Meghan Murphy

Instructional Specialist

email  MMURPHY2@houstonisd.org      Kolter   713-726-3630
 
Educational Background: Texas Tech University- B.S. Multidisciplinary Studies University of St. Thomas- Masters in Business Education
Certifications: General Education Generalist (EC-6), Gifted and Talented (Elementary), English as a Second Language
Professional Experiences: Campus Trainer, Team Leader, Gifted and Talented Coordinator, Name That Book Coordinator, Career Pathways Data Specialist, Teaching Experience in grades 2nd-4th
Hobbies/Interests: Reading, Hot Yoga, Running, Foodie, Traveling, Hanging out with friends and family, Learning
 

 


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Kathleen Crossett

Assistant Principal

email  Kathleen.Crossett@houstonisd.org      Kolter   713-726-3630
 
Educational Background: Bachelor of Science in Early Childhood Education and Child Studies from Vanderbilt University’s Peabody College of Education and Master of Education in School Leadership from Harvard Graduate School of Education
Certifications: Texas Generalist EC-6, Massachusetts Elementary Principal License, Massachusetts Sheltered English Endorsement
Professional Experiences: Magnet Coordinator at Kolter ELementary Principal Intern at MacArthur Elementary and Barbieri Elementary Dual Language Teacher Specialist and Dyslexia Interventionist at Shearn Elementary and Memorial Elementary Kindergarten Dual Language Teacher at Shearn Elementary ESL Teacher of the Year at Shearn Elementary HISD Dual Language Curriculum Writer ESL Teacher of the Year at Shearn Elementary Kindergarten English as a Second Language Teacher at Shearn Elementary
Hobbies/Interests: I love cooking, cycling, traveling,and walking with my husband, daughter Evelyn, and chihuahua named Ruxin!