Fort Bend ISD names existing agriculture facilities after educators

The Fort Bend ISD Board of Trustees voted to name the District’s two existing agriculture facilities after long-time District educators, Ronnie Davis and Jimmy Klemstein. They served Fort Bend ISD for a combined 72 years.

The Ronnie Davis Agriculture Center is located at Trammel Fresno Road, near Hightower High School. Mr. Davis was one of the original agriculture teachers in Fort Bend ISD, serving for more than 33 years, and was an ardent advocate for the Trammel Fresno agriculture facility. Before he retired in 2011, Mr. Davis was a dedicated mentor and teacher to students at not only Dulles and Kempner high schools, but students across the District. His former students describe him as a humble man, who made a life-changing impact in their lives. Mr. Davis remains an active resident and member of the Fort Bend community.

The Jimmy Klemstein Agriculture Center is located on Voss Road, near Kempner High School. Mr. Klemstein served as an agriculture teacher in Fort Bend ISD for nearly 40 years, instrumental in establishing the agriculture facility at Kempner. He served at Dulles High School and opened Clements High School in 1983, serving there for 33 years. Mr. Klemstein modeled his students into leaders, helping them to place at the Fort Bend County Fair and the Houston Livestock Show & Rodeo. He is described as being a patient mentor and an amazing role model. Mr. Klemstein retired in 2016, leaving a long legacy of dedication, integrity and wisdom.

The namesakes were chosen after naming committees for each facility considered nominations from the community. Fort Bend ISD Board Policy CW (Local) provides guidance for the naming process, stating that the namesake, whether living or deceased, should have made a significant contribution to society, and the name should lead prestige and status to an institute of learning.