National Principals Month

National Principals Month
Posted on 10/20/2017

In his proclamation to join the nation in recognizing the important role of principals, Texas Governor, Greg Abbott emphasized how “principals are expected to be educational leaders, disciplinarians, community builders, spokesmen, budget analysts and guardians of policy mandates and initiatives.” At Lackland ISD, we are fortunate to have two principals who not only serve in the above capacity but are also fully committed to serving as positive advocates who provide the best possible social, emotional, and academic experiences and outcomes for military- connected students.
Lackland Elementary School Principal, Mrs. Terry Leija has been a servant to education for over twenty one years. She utilizes her background in special education to design opportunities to meet the individual and collective needs of members of the Lackland Elementary learning organization. Mrs. Leija leads through positive modeling, nurturing, garnering a collective voice, recognizing and supporting needs, and by appreciating the ideas and contributions of others.
Mr. Hunter Shelby, Stacey Jr. / Sr. High Principal, uses his background as a mathematics teacher and specialist for school improvement to support the ongoing design of secondary opportunities to ensure student post-secondary readiness. Making positive connections, engaging others as leaders, and continuous system improvement are inherent qualities of Mr. Shelby’s leadership.
Both principals are positive contributors to the district’s vision and beliefs. Their daily interactions give life to the district’s motto, “Inspired Teaching- Passionate Learning – Lifetime Success. We give our sincerest appreciation for our principals during the month of October and always.