Degrees and Certifications:

Ms. Tukes


To All of my Klentzman Family…

I am super excited to serve as your campus leader of Klentzman Intermediate School.

As an educational leader, I am a passionate educator with over 21 years of experience, with 17 of those years here in Alief ISD. I am a first generation college graduate of my family & am a proud native of La Marque, Texas.

I am a proud graduate of the University of Houston, where I have earned a B.S. in Interdisciplinary Studies' – ‘Go Coogs! and I have earned a ‘Master of Arts – Teaching’ from the Univ. of Houston-Downtown…’Go Gators’!

As an educator, I began my teaching career 21 years ago in Alief ISD at Outley Elementary & have recently served as an Asst. Principal at Holub Middle School.

Within my roles as an educator for the last 18 years, I have served within various roles regarding Campus Leadership, Instructional Math Coaching, Data Specialist, & Master Teacher. These experiences have afforded me the academic & interpersonal skillset to serve as an exceptional instructional leader, coach, and visionary for Klentzman Intermediate School.

Throughout my career, I not only strive for high success in academics, yet I also focus on continuously building relationships with all stakeholders. I believe in working hard to develop a campus climate that cultivates positive student learning, ensuring safety, and systems that yield long-lasting campus success.

It has always been my greatest passion & deepest intent, as I firmly believe in the power of ‘restoration’ personally & for our school community. When one commits to the work, it allows students the opportunity to trust and believe in themselves’. This belief in turn allows the student to become academically & behaviorally successful. A positive attitude and a belief in all students and staff will ensure a promising and productive school year.

As always, here at KLZ… for the ‘KLZ in ME’…

‘Each day is a band new day to ‘Focus Forward!’

I am Ms. Tukes, & I am #AliefProud!

Ms. Amelia Tukes



Degrees and Certifications:

Mr. Verow- 6th Grade Assistant Principal

This year marks my 23rd year in education and my 21st year here in Alief! I am currently an assistant principal at Klentzman Intermediate! Before being an assistant principal, I was the 6th grade math specialist at Klentzman for 3 years. Prior to that, I was a 6th grade teacher at Miller Intermediate for many years - with a two year hiatus in the middle of my career at Miller, while I lived overseas in the United Arab Emirates teaching English as part of an educational reform. Before being a certified classroom teacher, I was a Life Skills paraprofessional for several years while finishing my undergraduate degree.

I graduated from the University of Houston with a bachelor's degree in History. I graduated from the University of Houston Clear Lake with my master's degree and am currently pursuing my doctorate degree in educational leadership from UHCL and determined to graduate in May 2022.

I am also an Alief alum! I graduated from Kerr High School!

My two children are 15 years old - starting their high school career this year as freshman! My wife is a math specialist at Alief Youens Elementary.


I am looking forward to the year ahead as we #FocusForward!



Degrees and Certifications:

Mrs. Lopez- 5th Grade Assistant Principal

Hello Klentzman Tigers! My name is Mrs. Lopez and I am the 5th grade Assistant Principal. This is my 5th year as an assistant principal at Klentzman and my 29th year in Alief. I got my bachelor's degree from Houston Baptist University and masters from the University of St. Thomas. I have two kids in high school and recently got married. I look forward to seeing you at KLZ!