District 7 - Dr. Yvonne Katz
In 1991, Dr. Katz was selected by the Texas Association of School Boards as one of the top 5 superintendents in the state. The EXECUTIVE EDUCATOR international magazine selected Dr. Katz as one of the top 100 superintendents in North America for two consecutive years. She was inducted into the San Antonio Women's Hall of Fame in 1984 and served as president in 2010. Dr. Katz was awarded the Outstanding Educator Award from Texas A & M in 2003.
Dr. Katz is a CASA (Court Appointed Special Advocate) volunteer and works with children who have been removed from their families by Child Protective Services. She serves on many boards: TEAMability, Pacific University, and the San Antonio Public Library Advocacy Council. As Chair of the San Antonio Women's Chamber of Commerce, she has helped implement several educational programs: Bloomberg Business Program, Level Five Leadership Development Program, SMART WOMEN series, and POWER!hour luncheons.
In her spare time, she enjoys her 4 grandchildren, plays golf, scuba dives, plays bridge, makes jewelry, and loves to photograph sunsets. Her driver's license has an "M" on it which allows her to ride her red/white/blue, stars and stripes Harley Davidson on the country roads around San Antonio!