Dr. Catherine George Announced as Bryan ISD Special Education Director
The Bryan ISD Board of Trustees unanimously approved Dr. Catherine George as Bryan ISD Director of Special Education at their board workshop on Monday, June 3.
Dr. George has worked for close to three decades in education and is extremely knowledgeable in all areas of special education, most recently serving as the Director of Special Education for the Region 6 Education Service Center. However, she’s no stranger to the Bryan area. George obtained her Ph.D. in Education Psychology from Texas A&M University and previously served as the Director of Special Services in College Station ISD for nine years.
Superintendent Dr. Christie Whitbeck is excited for the future of special education in Bryan ISD under George’s leadership.
“Catherine George is very good at collaborative leadership and highly regarded and respected for her knowledge,” Whitbeck said. “I think she’s going to be an amazing addition to our leadership team.”
About the Hire:
Dr. Catherine George holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Elementary Education from the University of Louisiana, Lafayette, and a Master of Education degree in Special Education from McNeese State University. George began her career in special education in Louisiana but moved to Texas in 1997 to work as an educational diagnostician. She has held that position in College Station ISD and Brenham ISD in addition to serving as the Director of Special Services in College Station ISD, and has worked as an assistant professor at Sam Houston State University and the Executive Director of Curriculum, Instruction and Assessment in Anderson-Shiro ISD. Her wealth of knowledge and experience will be a tremendous asset to Bryan ISD.
Janice Williamson Announced as Bryan ISD Executive Director of Athletics, Student Health & Fitness
A former Texas A&M University softball player, Williamson has worked in Bryan ISD since 1981. In 1988, she began the Bryan High School softball program and won the state championship in 2002.
“I appreciate Dr. Whitbeck and the Board of Trustees for having the confidence in me to serve our student-athletes and coaches,” Williamson said.
Superintendent Dr. Christie Whitbeck is excited for the future of Bryan ISD Athletics under Williamson’s leadership.
“Janice Williamson knows Bryan ISD through and through. During her four decades of experience, she has developed relationships with coaches, parents, peers and the community,” Whitbeck said. “To elevate someone to this position who was a successful athlete playing at Texas A&M and a successful coach at Bryan High School with multiple trips to the state tournament including the state championship in softball in 2002, will only continue the growth and success of Bryan ISD Athletics.”
About the Hire:
Janice Williamson is a graduate of Bryan High School and holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Health and Physical Education and a Master of Education degree from Texas A&M University, where she was also a Fightin’ Texas Aggie softball player.
Williamson began her career in education at Hearne High School, and returned to Bryan High School in 1981 as a coach and teacher. She served as the head volleyball coach and assistant basketball and track coach before starting the softball program at Bryan High School in 1988.
As head softball coach at Bryan High School, Williamson’s teams won the state championship in 2002, the silver medal in 2000 and 2003, and the bronze medal in 1996. She was also selected as a state softball coach of the year.
In 2007, Coach Williamson took over as the Director of Student Health, Fitness and Athletics for Bryan ISD, overseeing all athletic events and ensuring Bryan ISD was in compliance with UIL rules and state laws.
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