Maintenance & Operations
Harris County Department of Education
6300 Irvington Blvd.
Houston, TX 77022
After Hours / Emergencies:
What We Do
The Maintenance and Operations division is responsible for:
Maintenance & Operations supports Harris County Department of Education by maintaining and improving its campuses, offices and other learning and working environments with cleaning, landscaping, repairs and many other services.
Degrees and Certifications:
Michelle Williams, Ed.D.
Executive Director of Facilities
Dr. Michelle Williams, a long-time administrator in facility management, construction and safety and security, is the executive director of Facilities for the Harris County Department of Education.
Dr. Williams previously served as operations director at Fredericksburg Independent School District. She joined HCDE in 2024 with 27 years of experience in education, beginning her career as an agricultural science and natural resource instructor in Sinton ISD and later in Tuloso-Midway ISD.
She moved to the private sector in 2007 before returning to Tuloso-Midway ISD as a classroom teacher and also serving as the school district’s career and technology coordinator for two years.
Dr. Williams moved into administration in 2013, serving as director of technology and career and technical education for Tuloso-Midway ISD.
In 2018, Dr. Williams was named director of technology for Fredericksburg ISD and in 2020, she assumed the role of operations director, overseeing the maintenance, facilities and custodial departments.
During her time in the classroom, Dr. Williams helped in the state adoption of agriculture curriculum as science credit. While at Sinton ISD, she became the first competitive female Agricultural Mechanics coach in the state. She was instrumental in implementing career programs for trades at Tuloso-Midway ISD that were relevant to the district and Coastal Bend region.
Dr. Williams earned her Bachelor of Science in Agriculture from Texas A&M University-Kingsville and her Master of Agricultural Education from Texas A&M University. She earned her Doctor of Educational Leadership from Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi.
Degrees and Certifications:
Director of Maintenance
John Prestigiacomo is the director of maintenance and operations for HCDE. Prestigiacomo graduated from University of Texas in Austin with a communications degree in radio, television and film, and began his career working for a startup television network for two years. In 2003, Prestigiacomo joined the HCDE maintenance department as a maintenance worker for several years before being promoted to director of maintenance in 2017. Prestigiacomo’s professional affiliations include the Texas Association of School Business Officials and the Texas Energy Managers Association.
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