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Utecht Named Director of Career & Technology Education Center

“Mr. Utecht is a seasoned educator and is in his tenth year of administration at the high school,” said Tim Harkrider, Superintendent. “His time and experience at the high school make him an excellent choice to lead the opening of our newest building and programs.”

Utecht has served his entire career in Willis ISD. He began as a Texas and American History teacher at Lynn Lucas Middle School in 2000. He then joined the high school as an AP World History Teacher and stayed in that position for six years. He was promoted to assistant principal in 2008, then associate principal in 2011. He then moved into the Dean position a year later. Utecht took the lead spot as Principal in 2013. He holds a BA in History from Texas A&M and a Master of Education from Sam Houston State University.

“I am thrilled for this new opportunity to serve the students of Willis ISD, said Utecht. It is a new and exciting area for me and I am looking forward to the benefits this facility will bring to our students.”

Utecht is married to Nichole, a fourth grade teacher at Turner Elementary. They have two children - Lily, a sophomore at Willis High School; and Colin, a seventh grade student at Brabham Middle School.