She also re- stocked the tiny book shelf in the Moore clinic!! Love this lady!! Always a powerful force and source of cheer and positivity!!
Very happy to see Ms Katz to be nominated she is a super women who helped school in setting up the library in no time
Kim has done a phenomenal job organizing our book drives and handling the placement and distribution of the donations after the devastation of Hurricane Harvey. The thousands of books that had to be gone through and placed on shelves was a daunting task. Kim took it on with a smile and helped so many teachers with replacing books that were lost in the flood. She also made sure that our Moore students had opportunities to choose books to help replace the ones that they lost, as well. Kim took on a massive job this year and accomplished so much to help our Moore teachers and students.
Kim is such a joy to work with. You can tell she loves and cares about all the students and teachers. Keep the kids reading Kim, your hard work is paying off for the students, staff and community!
Kim is not just an AMAZING librarian but a wonderful resource! She not only helps students but teachers too! Any time we need books for group projects/lessons she is always on the lookout for what you need!
WE love our librarian!! She has been so sweet and amazing the 6 years we have been at Moore!! My boys and I are grateful for her!
Love the Hill family,
Jeremy, Amber, Gavin, Aidan, Logan, and Austin
I have one short but meaningful quote by Mother Teresa to sum up my feelings about how wonderful Kim Katz is:
"IT'S NOT HOW MUCH WE GIVE BUT HOW MUCH LOVE WE PUT INTO GIVING".
Ms. Katz recognized problem and then took action to correct it. The outcome was incredible!
Kim Katz, with her energy, her knowledge and her passion, makes the library come alive for the students at Moore Elementary. I have volunteered in the library for years and I've heard her read stories to the children, I've seen her dress up as characters and I've witnessed her inspire children to read. She shares so much of herself every day for the benefit of our children. My daughter comes home from school now, not asking to turn the TV on, but asking if she can read a book!
Kim is amazing! Never without a smile, always willing to do whatever it takes to get children excited and engaged with the magic of books!
She dresses up as characters from her books to further excite their interest. They are always so thrilled to see her costumes. Her hard work and dedication in getting the library back up and running and books into the hands of students and teachers a like is inspiring!
Kim has a spirit like no other. Her love and passion for reading shines daily. Kim often dresses up as storybook characters to "hook" students with good books. She truly goes the extra mile to make reading fun and motivating for all students!
Our community is very appreciative of your work!
My daughter just started Kindergarten and loves her weekly trips to the library and Ms. Katz!
Yea Kimmy, we love you. congrats.
Ms. Katz is amazing! My daughter loves library days at school!
Well deserved nomination. Mrs. Katz has changed the lives of so many students.
Thank you for bringing books to life...well deserved!!!
Mrs. Katz is THE BEST!!!! Both of my children (who agree on NOTHING) believe she is the coolest, most amazimg librarian, ever!!!! She loves and really devotes her life to our school!
I've heard wonderful things about Kim from a friend who is a fan.
She deserves to win this!!!
Much deserved nomination!
Great job Mrs Katz! Congratulations.
Ms Katz brings characters to life. She gets students engaged in reading and encourages achievement, joy and a strong sense of school spirit. My children loved her when they were at Moore and I loved volunteering for her in the library. She is "changing the lives of students" and families.
Kim Katz is one of the kindest souls I know! True story- she loves every child like her own. What a blessing she is to CyFair ISD- and what a blessing she is to her Librarian colleagues. I’m so excited that Kim was awarded this honor; no one is more deserving. Look no further for your winner- Kim is your person
Kim is a fantastic librarian! My 1st grade students love library time with her because of her engaging book talks. We never know what costume Mrs. Katz will be dressed in, but if there is a costume that fits a character or theme, you can bet that she will be in full costume. Kim has truly been a lifesaver to our school in her amazing efforts to replace books destroyed during Hurricane Harvey. Each teacher at our school has had their classroom libraries replaced, and then some, because of Kim’s tireless efforts over the last few months. We are so blessed to have such a kind, loving, hardworking, lifesaver at Moore Elementary! We love our Mrs Katz!!!
She is amazing!!!!
Kim is an amazing educator! She always has a smile and is willing to help teachers, subs, and students. She brings the books alive with her costumes and presentations. Moore is a great school, that Kim Katz makes even better.
Congratulations on your nomination. You are the best.....
We are so incredibly proud of you Ms Katz. Your commitment to your children is immeasurable. You bring so much joy to kids and a love of reading.
Anyone that knows Kim knows that she will do anything to help kids fall in love with books - including dressing up in fabulous costumes. She also goes above and beyond personally for coworkers and friends. My son was diagnosed with Leukemia this past June. She has been a HUGE supporter of my family helping to sell Team Trey bracelets to cover medical expenses and bringing my son care packages (and Mom care packages, too). She is my role model as a librarian, as a servant-leader, and as a true friend. I am so proud she has been nominated for this award!
My son loves going to the library. Thank you for making him so excited about reading!!
Mrs. Katz is so Amazing! She brings joy to ALL the children at Moore elementary
Congratulations on your nomination Kim! What a well-deserved honor! Thank you for making a difference in the lives of so many students and teachers. You have changed our lives by changing our hearts about books. For many the library is a place of refuge and you have created an inspiring place for all to be. Your bright and bubbly personality has hooked many students in becoming a reader, especially when you become the real life character of a book dressed in costume. What a hook! It's a fun and exciting place for students to be.
The school year didn't begin as planned with the flooding of our school and the loss of all the library books. However, KIm came to the rescue and worked so hard gathering the many donated books and shelving them for the students, With an unusual beginning, Kim has made it as normal as it could be for our students and teachers. She is always willing and ready to help in any way.. Thank you for being our pathway to knowledge and literacy. We are extremely fortunate to have you as our special librarian.
My oldest started Kindergarten this year. He has loved you from the moment we attended the Armadillo Roundup in the spring. He absolutely loves reading and being read to and thinks you are the best! Thank you for all you have done this year. Only a super hero could have pulled off refilling a library in the time frame you did!
Kim makes every child at Moore Elementary WANT to read. She brings books to life, she dresses up as the characters of the stories she reads. She makes sure that every student has a"just right book" when they check out each week. She always has interesting facts to go along with her stories, too.
Congrats to the best librarian that I have ever worked with. She motivates all kids to love reading.
When I learned that Kim was nominated for this amazing award, I wasn’t surprised as she is so deserving! As her peer, she continues to amaze me with her uplifting attitude and love for others. She brings joy to her school. When I heard that her school had lost everything, I knew she would be a major impact in Moore’s recovery from Hurricane Harvey. She is a one in a million kind of person!
CONGRATULATIONS KIM GOOD LUCK
Congratulations Kim! You deserve this nomination and award! I love seeing all the different outfits you wear to help inspire our little readers!
Congratulations on being so awesome!!
You've touched so many lives that it is truly impossible to try and keep track of the number. Meeting you 10 years ago, during Joel's kinder days, was one unforgettable day. You warm smile and outrageous and fun loving costume for the book fair is one always treasure. The kids are so captivated by your presence, as was I when I first saw you, every time they come to the library. Your bubbley personality and love for reading is very contagious. I was so lucky to have had both my sons have you the 6 years they were at Moore. I can't wait for Jocelyn to have her adventure begin with you soon. You deserve this award more than anyone I know. Good luck sweetie. The Ortegas are rooting for YOU!!
GO SUPER KATZ!!!
To inspire a child to desire and hunger the written word is the best gift anyone can receive. God bless
Congrats Kim on an excellent that you do you are such a treasure to the kids
We are new to Moore, and my daughter comes home so excited every time her class visits the library and tells me all about her visit. Congratulations on the nomination, and thank you for doing so much and overcoming so much to keep the love of reading alive and well at Moore!
Congratulations to our daughter, you are a true inspiration to your students.
As a publishers representative it has been my honor and pleasure to know Kim for many years in her role as a librarian/educator. I have always found her to be intelligent, dedicated, sincere, and especially joyful. Whether she is presented with an opportunity, a problem, or a challenge, she always proceeds in a joyful manner, and her joy seems to influence everyone who comes into contact with her. Not only am I not surprised that Kim took charge dealing with the damages resulting from the hurricane, I expected her to do exactly what she did. Kim is a "Lifechanger", and she makes the lives of everyone around her much happier, and fuller, and better! Kim is a joyful soul who makes the world a much better place. Thanks Kim!
Kim is absolutely amazing and totally deserves this award!
I have had the privilege of working with Kim as an Assistant Principal at Moore Elementary. I can share that the devastation we shared just as school was set to begin was traumatic for everyone. With the help of all of our district, our teachers and our community, as well as Kim we were able to relocate and gather furniture, supplies and technology in time to open in a vacated building in a matter of days. During this time we did not see Kim much because she was busy conducting her own recovery effort for our library. On the first day of school every classroom had a bookshelf full of books for our teachers to use. She also set up individual libraries in each of our Language Arts classrooms for students to "Check Out" books because our library shelves were empty. Her next project was to provide opportunities for every one of our nearly 900 students to "shop" for books to keep at home. As educators, we know it is important to keep books in the hands of our children. Many of our students had lost everything in the flood. Kim made sure they had books to read to help take their minds off what they were going through at home. She is such a hard worker who has vision and compassion for her job as an educator.
Kim is the epitome of what a school librarian should be. Her creativity, enthusiasm and love of books are just the spark that makes students love reading. She brings stories to life with her storytelling and is often found dressed in character to motivate her student audiences. She is an outstanding choice for this life changer award.
I have the honor of working with librarians throughout SE Texas. I was also a librarian before working in my present role as an educational consultant.
During my time of working with librarians in Cypress-Fairbanks ISD (CFISD), I have come to know Kim Katz and seen her lead the students and teachers of Moore Elementary toward success in literacy. Her dedication and enthusiasm for her role is extraordinary. And it always has been.
When Hurricane Harvey entered our area and brought devastation to Moore Elementary and its neighborhoods, Kim Katz took the lead, not giving in to despair, but determining what needed to be done to get the school's population served as it moved into a temporary facility, the old Matzke Elementary, now Moore on Jones Road.
The book drops/drives held across the CFISD district provided a multitude of books and supplies geared for Moore's needs. With Kim’s guidance volunteers, including current and retired librarians, manned the receipt, sorting, and distribution of thousands of books to serve as replacements for classroom libraries. The sorrow of loss turned into the joy of taking care of what needed to be done.
At present, Kim continues to work on the restoration of the library collection. And she does all this while teaching Moore's students who have come to love her way of becoming a part of whatever book she is presenting. Her costumes were safely housed at her home out of the flood's path. And so she is at the ready to make books come alive for Moore Elementary's students.
The assurance of things going on just as they would have if Moore hadn't been destroyed has changed the lives of so many children who otherwise could sink into despair as they faced the disappointment of not being in class in their beloved old building among familiar things. Many of them also lost the sanctity of their homes to floodwaters.
With leadership and love like that of Kim Katz, a true super librarian, Moore Elementary's population has been blessed with the life-changing attributes that make schools successful emotionally and educationally. She is a perfect choice for this nomination.
Dianne S. Meyer, retired teacher/librarian, educational consultant
Great Job Ms Katz, you are truly one of the hardest working librarians that I know. It has been a pleasure working with you over the years. Congrats on the well deserved nomination!
Kim is an amazing educator! She instills a love for reading in children through bringing books to life by dressing as a variety of characters! She is always smiling and goes above and beyond to ensure the library and classrooms have books for everyone based on interest and reading level. She is kind-hearted and willing to go above and beyond to make things happen for her campus!
Congratulations on your nomination!
Kim not only helps to build a love for reading with our students but is always offering her assistance for our teachers as well. She is always ready and willing to pull books for us and even order items if we do not have it in our building. Thank you Kim! You are so amazing and very much appreciated!!!!
So proud of you! You're the best librarian ever!
Kim gets my vote!
Kim is the kind of person who can teach kids to have fun and she creates a love of reading in them!
Even your name sounds like an unassuming super hero! KIM KATZ!
WTG, girl! I'm not surprised you were nominated.
Kim never stops amazing me with her helpful nature and generous personality! Moore Elementary is lucky to have her! You rock Kim!!
Congratulations, Kim!!! You are definitely a Librarian Superhero!
Way to go Kim!
What a wonderful way to uplift teachers and students! Thanks Kim for all you're doing!
Your creativity and willingness to go above and beyond makes learning an epic experience!
Her compassion for her job is evident. With her never ending smile and super awesome attitude she deserves an award for rewarding many ,many students and staff with her love of reading through the years!!!
Kim, you are amazing! Congratulations!
I love going into the library to see what she is dressed up like that day. She makes reading fun. My kids all love her, and so do I!!!
Our schools certainly need more caring and dedicated teachers/librarians like you. May God bless you in all your endeavors.
Thank you for being YOU and sharing the joy books can bring!!
We love Kimmy!
Thank you, Kim! I can’t believe how many great books we got from the donations! I wouldn’t have a class library right now if it weren’t for you or I would be broke! I love your fun spirit that you share with staff and kids alike! You always have a smile on your face, and go above and beyond to pull books if we ask you! Thank you, Kim!
Kim is an amazing coworker, friend, and librarian. She is a natural leader and helps our school stay “afloat”. She deserves this award...she is a life changer!
My son is a 1st grade at Moore. He has become quite the little reader. I know that Mrs. Katz is always colorful and expressive, bringing books to life and I know that speaks to my son. Thank you!!!
Congrats mrs Katz. You are an inspiration for our countries youth.
I Love seeing Kim’s love for her job and kids come to life as she dresses in character and makes her stories come to life. All kids should be so lucky to have Mrs. Katz as their librarian. She ROCKS!
She's awesome and has my vote
In my role as the district library coordinator, I have worked with some pretty amazing librarians. But since Harvey hit, I have seen some pretty amazing footwork from Kim. She has not stopped thinking of what her students and teachers needed, and simply by asking, the entire community came out to help. She orchestrated book drives and school supply drives. She helped organize friends and colleagues in the process of replenishing classroom libraries and ensured that her students, who lost everything, too, were able to replenish their own personal home libraries. She is now in the process of rebuilding her school library collection of 20,000 volumes, a monumental task, all while providing her students with lessons and author visits and extending the classroom lessons when they visit the library. In a perfect world, this would be the expectation of all of our district librarians, but to see it in action is beyond amazing! Thanks, Kim, for all you do!!
Great teacher and great person...
Kim, does not know the word can't or won't! Her endless energy and enthusiasm is beyond belief. I was fortunate to work as a fellow librarian for years with Kim, so her reaction to the hurricane did not surprise me. As one of the older campus libraries, Kim was always willing to share with other schools in the district titles that were only available at Moore. Sharing her technology skills with fellow librarians via email have always been second nature. Each lesson, idea powerpoint included the message use, edit delete. The lessons were truly appreciated by all of us. As a result of Harvey, Moore lost all the contents of the classroom libraries, as well as the books in the library. The day of the book drive, Kim greeted the people bringing the books with a big thank you so much. Behind the scenes, rooms were prepared to receive the books. First goal, for each of the teachers to have books for their classrooms, then books for the students to take home and then for the teachers to have mobile libraries for students to "check" out books to take home until the library is open for check out. Her awesomeness continues as she provides materials for the teachers and students as well as ordering and preparing for the new library.
My son is in 4th grade at Moore and was devastated when his school flooded. When we were finally able to get out and drive around, he immediately wanted to go see his school. As we rounded the corner, we could see all the "insides on the outside" and he burst into tears. He loves reading and loves his school library, so when we heard we could donate to help rebuild the school's collection of books, he was eager to donate many of his own and buy many more to help replenish Moore's stockpile. The day we went to drop off our donations, Kim was outside with a smile greeting her kiddos and telling them it would be okay. Through many, many long days, she has sorted and catalogued and put together a collection of books that rivals any other elementary. Her tireless efforts and optimistic attitude have helped her students get through this horrible event. Thank you for considering her for this award!
Kim is an amazing librarian and person! Her positive and caring personality makes her a joy to work with. Way to go Kim!!
Kim Katz is a phenomenal librarian whose passion and dedication to promote reading is evident in all that she does at Moore Elementary.
I'm so blessed to know Kim and call her a friend! She's always got a smile and a positive attitude! She makes reading fun for the kids at Moore by dressing up in character costumes and all kinds of fun things for them! She is certainly well deserving of this honor! Congratulations Kim!
I am so happy to see Ms. Katz recognized for her hard work and dedication. She is committed to her profession and her students and school are blessed to have her. She is a fabulous story teller, and brings the characters to life with her outstanding costumes! Congratulations Kim!
Congratulations to my daughter, Kim Katz, we are so proud of you. You are always willing to help and encourage the students to read. That is so important to their education and dressing in costume makes reading fun.
Ms. Katz is a dedicated and talented individual, and deserves this honor! Her school and her "children" are very fortunate to have her. Congratulations Kim!
So deserving for giving the children such great motivation for learning!
Kim is top notch!!! I don't think I've ever seen her without a smile. She sees the positive in everything... even Harvey!! Congratulations on your nomination!!
Mrs. Katz most deserving of Life Changed Award!
We love our librarian! You always make such an incredible effort to help encourage a love of reading and have really helped enrich my daughters love of science by recommending such wonderful age appropriate nonfiction!
Your go way beyond the expected. Your school is blessed to have you on their team. #LCOY
You are such a roll model for our kids and we couldn't be MOORE proud to support you!! Way to go Ms. KATZ
Amazing and supportive and inspirational!!
Oh how we love her! She brings so much joy and excitement to reading!
I have known Kim for over 19 years!!! She is an amazing person, teacher and friend. She always puts others first. She was an amazing teacher to my kids. She is a Great librian to our school, and an asset to our community. She goes above and beyond to help the students and our community.
Thank you for all you do!!!
Kim is amazing! I love taking my kids to Book Talk each week!
Kim has my vote
Congratulations on your nomination! You are changing lives!!!
You are an amazing lady and a literature shero to my girls!! They always speak good things of you!!
You are the most AMAZING librarian!!!
I want to say Thank you for your dedication. Ms. Katz you have played an important role in my son's life. He struggled with reading throughout his elementary years, but with your support, he's now a thriving book addict in the 7th grade. I know you will do the same for my 1st grader. Good Luck!!!!
Kim makes every day fun for everyone around her. She is always smiling, always helpful, and always willing to go above and beyond! I can’t think of a better person to be the Life Changer of the Year!!!!
When the students applaud after you've read and presented a book, you are making a difference. Thanks for your dedication!!
Kim spreads joy everywhere! She is the Energizer Bunny and organizes and inspires her readers, staff, Admin team, parents and fellow librarians. If every school had Mrs. Katz reading scores would SOAR! Her joy and creativity inspire ALL. #LCOY
I was lucky enough to have Kim as a fifth grade teacher. She was an amazing teacher. I am now blessed to get to work with her everyday. Her love of reading and care for the community is just amazing. She goes out of her way to make reading and books fun for our kiddos! Moore and the community is lucky to have her.
Kim Katz IS the best!!
Kim is amazing..... she goes above and beyond in making sure her kiddos have books at school as well as home!!!
You are amazing! We love you!
Kim, you have been AMAZING throughout the flooding of Moore Elementary. Setting up a make shift library for us to shop for donated books for our classrooms has been a lifesaver, and I love how you let the students shop for books too. Thanks and congrats!
You deserve it!
Kim Katz is the ultimate cheer leader! Her values are stellar and support literacy and learning every where! She not only dresses the part.. she IS the part. She shows our precious students the characters of books to stimulate reading! She supports my Horsemanship and Literacy program and sets aside horsey books for my library!!
Happy Trails Kim!!??????
Kim was my fifth grader teacher and now I have the privilege of getting to work with her everyday. The amount of love and support she shows everyone is incredible. She was part of my reason for being a teacher.
She has always been the beacon whenever I would visit with her at her campus! She is exemplifies the type of person you would love to have in your presence. She is witty and kind! Kim's high energy and zest for students engagement is evident in all the activities she does for students and staff. I am amazed at how she handles the toughest situations and makes them positive. She is definitely a people person and makes you feel like you have been friends all your life. She is one of a kind and we are lucky to have her in Cypress-Fairbanks ISD. She is deserving of so much and it makes me feel giddy to know she a nominee for "Life Changer of the Year"! YOU have been a Super LIFE Hero for all! We LOVE you!!!
Kim, you are AMAZING! Your enthusiasm, resolve and huge heart set you apart from the rest. We are all so very blessed to have you in our lives. I count myself lucky to call you a friend and colleague, and no one deserves to be called a "Lifechanger" MOORE than you!
Keep up the amazing work!
Ms. Katz is an advocate for students in all she does!
Ms. Katz embodies a life changer! The example of her exceptional service post hurricane to her school community, the kids, parents and teachers is an amazing example of her practice, yet strangely typical of her. Even before the Hurricane that changed so many lives as it tore things apart and brought people together, she was representing her community and her profession so well. We at Capstone were honored to name her as one of the educators in the nation for our spotlight calendar. Of the tens of thousands of amazing librarians we had to choose from, she was nominated and named one of the 12 featured stories. She makes a difference every day for individuals and communities alike. I really am excited to see such a deserving and inspiring person nominated for this award!
Kim Katz you are a "Rock Star!!!!"
Kim you are awesome and most deserving of this award. You make an impact on kids everyday!
Thank you for supporting the community!
Your energy, dedication, and determination are inspiring! Thank you.
Kim's efforts also go beyond the school into our district as she leads our Horned Toad Tale committee. She is full of smiles and fun and does what is best for kids and their learning. Congrats, Kim!
You are an inspiration to young readers everywhere! Building a love of reading in young children make lifelong adult readers and thinkers!
Kim's efforts also go beyond the school into our district as she leads our Horned Toad Tale committee. She is full of smiles and fun and does what is best for kids and their learning. Congrats, Kim!
Thank you for going above and beyond!
Thanks for your hard work and long hours and the amazing impact you have on Moore Elementary, Hurricane Harvey ant got nothing on you!!!!!
Thank you, Ms. Katz for your selflessness and servant's heart. Your community appreciates you!
So grateful for the energy you put into your work with students in our community! I love reading and appreciate anyone who champions it!
Congrats on your nomination!
Thank you for serving the community! Librarians are essential to our children's education system! :)
Congratulations! Thank you for all you do!
You are so inspirational.
Way to go, Kim!
You are a Super Hero! Thank you for all your hard work!
Thank you for all you do for your students! Congratulations on your nomination!
Love to hear about our community coming together following Harvey. The students and staff at Moore are so blessed to have you!
Thank you for serving our community!
Congratulations Kim... you are an amazing librarian it was and absolute pleasure hearing all about you and what you have done for Moore Elementary. You truly are a Super Hero for your students and the staff at Moore. #BeMoore #LCOY