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GALVESTON, Texas - August 25, 2022 – Galveston ISD recently welcomed Erich Kreiter as the district’s new Executive Director of Facilities and Operations.

Kreiter is a military veteran with more than 20 years of combined service in the U.S. Marines and Army. During his service, he trained more than 400 employees on security-related operations, served as Senior Advisor to 35 of his peers and led training and readiness exercises among numerous other responsibilities and leadership tasks.

His accomplishments include receiving an achievement medal for outstanding leadership in the flawless planning and execution of security for the President of the United States, Secretary of Defense and Secretary of State. Kreiter was also awarded the Bronze Star for his actions in combat while deployed to Iraq in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom.

In 2013, Kreiter started his public education career as Assistant Director of Facility Services and Director of Safe and Secure Schools at Clear Creek ISD and most recently served as the Executive Director of Facilities and Construction at Friendswood ISD. His work in those positions included overseeing maintenance and operations, bond project management, transportation operations and implementing innovative safety protocols and conducting effective financial planning. In addition, Kreiter led his previous district through COVID-19 pandemic by writing and implementing all health protocols for the district.  

While new to the district, Kreiter is not new to the role. He has a clear vision for Galveston ISD.

"It is our duty to provide safe and top-notch schools and facilities so our teachers and staff can exclusively focus their efforts on teaching and empowering children - the future leaders of our country," Kreiter said. 

In anticipation of the 2022-2023 school year, during GISD’s transition to a new police chief, Kreiter stepped in to facilitate safety training for all GISD teachers and staff members and set the tone for safety expectations. Kreiter concluded his training by stating, "Galveston is a great community made up of the most genuinely caring people, and I want to help make Galveston ISD the best district in Texas."

Kreiter looks forward to relocating to the island next month with his wife, Lori, who is also a proud GISD employee.