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Lamar CISD Announces New Administrators

May 31, 2022 | Community Relations

New Administrators



Lamar CISD recently selected new administrators for the 2022 - 2023 school year.

Join us in wishing the following individuals well as they transition into their new roles, as well as welcome a few new faces to our Lamar CISD family!



To read more on the new campus leaders, continue below.


Central Office


 
Hood Shannon


Area Superintendent: Dr. Shannon Hood

A graduate of the University of Houston, Dr. Hood has her master’s degree from the University of Houston and her doctoral degree from Texas A&M University.

Dr. Hood currently serves as the principal of Frost Elementary. During her career in education, Dr. Hood was also an assistant principal, a G&T facilitator and a teacher.

 
Mumphord


Director of Pre-K & After School Programs: Dr. Karen Mumphord

A graduate of the University of Houston - Victoria, Dr. Mumphord has her master’s degree from the University of Houston-Victoria and her doctoral degree from Texas A&M University.

Dr. Mumphord currently serves as the principal of Dickinson Elementary. During her career in education, Dr. Mumphord was also an assistant principal and teacher. Before joining the Lamar CISD family, Dr. Mumphord also taught in Victoria ISD. 


 
Nava Juan

Director of Student Discipline: Juan Nava

A graduate of Texas State University, Mr. Nava received his master's from Prairie View A&M University. Mr. Nava currently serves as the principal of Terry High School.

Previously, Nava was the principal of Reading Junior High and assistant principal of Foster High School. Mr. Nava was also a coach and science teacher at George Junior High and Terry High School.

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Harvey Janice

Austin Elementary Principal: Janice Harvey

A graduate of Texas A&M University, Ms. Harvey has her master’s degree from the University of Houston-Victoria. Ms. Harvey currently serves as the principal of Roberts Middle School.

During her career in education, Ms. Harvey was also the principal of Huggins Elementary, an assistant principal at Bowie Elementary, an assistant principal and math teacher at Briscoe Junior High, a fifth-grade teacher at Frost Elementary and an elementary teacher in Fort Bend ISD.

 
AndreaRichard

Bowie Elementary Principal: Andrea Richard

Ms. Richard received her undergraduate and her master’s degree from the University of Houston – Victoria. Ms. Richard currently serves as the assistant principal of Bowie Elementary.

During her career in education, Ms. Richard also served as a Lamar CISD middle school and elementary teacher.

 
Courtney Dickey

Culver Elementary Principal: Courtney Dickey

Ms. Dickey received her undergraduate degree from the University of Arkansas, her master’s degree from the University of Houston – Victoria, and is currently working on her doctorate. Ms. Dickey joins our Lamar CISD family from Fort Bend ISD, most recently serving as an elementary principal

Ms. Dickey has been an educator for over 15 years and has served as a principal, assistant principal, data specialist, and elementary school teacher.

 
Almendarez Channon

Dickinson Elementary Principal: Channon Almendarez

A graduate of Texas State University, Ms. Almendarez has her master’s degree from the University of St. Thomas. Ms. Almendarez currently serves as the assistant principal of Adolphus Elementary.

During her career in education, Ms. Almendarez was also an assistant principal at Bentley Elementary and an assistant principal in Spring Branch ISD.

 
Foster Tiffany

Frost Elementary Principal: Tiffany Foster

A graduate of the University of Houston, Ms. Foster received her master’s from Texas Southern University. Ms. Foster currently serves as the principal of Pink Elementary.

Prior to taking the reigns at Pink in 2015, Ms. Foster also served as the campus’ assistant principal. Before coming to Lamar CISD, Ms. Foster also worked in administration with KIPP in Houston, Grand Prairie ISD and Fort Bend ISD. Ms. Foster also taught in Fort Bend, Aldine and Beaumont schools.

 
Patterson Rachel

Hutchison Elementary Principal: Rachel Patterson

A graduate of Texas Southern University, Ms. Patterson has her master’s degree from Grand Canyon University. Ms. Patterson currently serves as the assistant principal of Hutchison Elementary.

Prior to joining the Lamar CISD family in 2018, Ms. Patterson was also an elementary reading specialist and teacher in Stafford ISD and an Adjunct Professor for LeTourneau University.

 
Pina Aide

Jackson Elementary Principal: Aide Pina

A graduate of the University of Houston, Ms. Pina has her master’s degree from Houston Baptist University. Ms. Pina most currently serves as the assistant principal of Ray Elementary.

Before joining the Ray Elementary team in 2016, Ms. Pina served as a bilingual and reading recovery teacher at Jackson Elementary for over 10 years.

 
Jearine Jordan

McNeill Elementary Principal: Jearine Jordan

A graduate of the University of Texas, Ms. Jordan has her master’s degree from the University of Houston. Ms. Jordan currently serves as the principal of Travis Elementary. Before joining the Lamar CISD family, Ms. Jordan also served as an elementary teacher, instructional facilitator, and assistant principal in Houston ISD.

 
Anderson Shawanda

Pink Elementary Principal: Shawanda Anderson

A graduate of Florida Atlantic University, Ms. Anderson has her master’s degree from Florida International University. Ms. Anderson currently serves as the assistant principal of Smith Elementary.

During her career in education, Ms. Anderson also served as a summer school principal. Before joining the Lamar CISD family, Ms. Anderson also served as an instructional facilitator in Fort Bend ISD.

 
Shweta Khade

Travis Elementary Principal: Shweta Khade

Ms. Khade received her undergraduate degree from Delhi University and her two master’s degrees from the University of Houston. Ms. Khade joins our Lamar CISD family from Fort Bend ISD, most recently serving as an elementary assistant principal.

Ms. Khade has been an educator for over 19 years and has served as an elementary assistant principal, department chair, and middle school teacher.

 
Crawson Laci

Williams Elementary Principal: Laci Crowson

A graduate of Houston Baptist University, Ms. Crowson has her master’s degree from Lamar University. Ms. Crowson most currently serves as the assistant principal of Arredondo Elementary.

During her career in education, Ms. Crowson was also a teacher and site coordinator in Alief ISD.


Middle School

  
Jaster Creighton

Roberts Middle School Principal: Creighton Jaster

A graduate of Texas A&M University, Mr. Jaster has a master’s degree from the University of Houston-Victoria. Mr. Jaster currently serves as the principal of Wright Junior High.

Before joining the silver track, Mr. Jaster was the principal of Lamar Junior High for seven years as well as an assistant principal at Lamar Consolidated High School. Mr.Jaster was also a coach, teacher and head of the science department at Briscoe Junior High.

 
Scott Toni

Wertheimer Middle School Principal: Toni Scott

A graduate of Texas Southern University, Ms. Scott also has her master’s from Texas Southern. Ms. Scott currently serves as the principal of McNeill Elementary.

Before taking the helm at McNeill seven years ago, Ms. Scott served as an assistant principal at Seguin and McNeill Elementary. Prior to coming to Lamar CISD, Ms. Scott taught in the Houston and Alief school districts and served as an instructional aide in Houston and Fort Bend schools.


 
Auffant

Wessendorff Middle School Principal: Monica Auffant

Ms. Auffant received her undergraduate and her master’s degree from Stephen F. Austin State University. Ms. Auffant currently serves as the assistant principal of Wessendorff Middle School and was previously the assistant principal of George Junior High for five years.

During her career in education, Ms. Auffant served as an academic facilitator, a head coach, as well as taught elementary and secondary Spanish.

Junior High
  
Graham Thomas

Wright Junior High Principal: Thomas Graham

A graduate of the Tennessee State University, Mr. Graham has his master’s degree from the University of Houston- Victoria. Mr. Graham most recently served as the Director of Student Affairs in Spring ISD.

Mr. Graham has been an educator for over 16 years, previously serving as an assistant principal, associate principal and principal in Fort Bend ISD and Alief ISD.


  High School

 
Sierra King Lamar Consolidated High School Principal: Sierra King

A graduate of Sam Houston State University, Ms. King also received her master’s degree from Sam Houston State University. Ms. King currently serves as the associate principal of Lamar Consolidated High School. During her career in education, Ms. King also served as an assistant principal and a teacher within the District over the past 12 years. Principal King is also a proud member of the Mustang Class of 2007.

 
 
Roberson Brian Terry High School Principal: Brian Roberson

Mr. Roberson received his undergraduate and master’s degree from Lamar University. Mr. Roberson joins our Lamar CISD family from KIPP Texas Public Schools, most recently finishing his second year as a high school principal.

Mr. Roberson has been in education for over 12 years and has served as an associate principal, assistant principal, a special education case manager and an inclusion teacher.