Lamesa Independent School District
Home of the Golden Tornadoes
The Lamesa Independent School District consists of two elementary schools, one middle school, and one high school. Each employee of the Lamesa school system is a member of a team of administrators, teachers, and support staff dedicated to the education of every child in the community.
It is difficult to place a value on something as intangible as a spirit of teamwork, but a teacher in LISD quickly comes to appreciate the value of working with other professionals who share a common goal of educational excellence.
Lamesa is a town of just under 10,000 people located on the South Plains about sixty miles south of Lubbock and fifty-five miles north of Midland. It offers a variety of restaurants with fine quality food for your dining convenience. City parks offer most anything from picnicking and basketball to swimming or tennis.
Our community boasts a quality hospital and several doctors’ offices. The community also has several churches that welcome teachers with open arms.
When considering the place you will teach, we encourage you to consider the community as well. Lamesa offers many advantages of both the friendliness and convenience of a progressive smaller community.
Lamesa High School
Lamesa High School houses grades nine through twelve and has approximately 500 students. These students are directed by 40 teachers.
Lamesa Middle School
Lamesa Middle School serves grades six through eight and has approximately 400 students. Middle School students receive instruction from 31 teachers. A $4 million renovation of the campus was completed in January of 2008.
North Elementary contains grades three through five and has approximately 500 students and 25 teachers. A $5.2 million renovation of the campus has recently been completed.
The newly remodeled South Elementary houses 600 pre-kindergarten through second grade students. There are 37 teachers at this school.
LISD & Campus Administration
Central Office - 806/872-5461
Superintendent --- Mr. Jim Knight
Executive Director of Finance/Operations -- Mr. David Rodriguez
Executive Director of Federal Programs -- Ms. Melissa Oliva
Special Education Director --
Director of Curriculum/Instruction/Professional Development —
Technology Director — Mr. Keith Emfinger
High School - 806/872-8385
Principal ---Mr. Chris Riggins
Assistant Principal -- Mr. Doug Morris
Assistant Principal -- Mr. Serapio Arguijo
Counselors --- Ms. Amy Baker and Ms. Julia Paske
Middle School - 806/872-8301
Principal --- Mr. Jesse Galdean
Assistant Principal --- Mr. David Ritchey
Counselor --- Ms. Kortni Nowlin
North Elementary - 806/872-5428
Principal --- Ms. Misty Castro
Assistant Principal --- Ms. Kristen Nichols
Assistant Principal -- Mr. Kevin Lewis
Counselor --- Ms. Brooke Woodul
South Elementary - 806/872-5401
Principal --- Ms. Shelley Mann
Assistant Principal --- Ms. Kristi Latimer
Assistant Principal -- Ms. Jaime Bahlman
Teachers wishing to do post-graduate study have access to four universities located within an hour of Lamesa. The four schools are Texas Tech University, Lubbock Christian University, Wayland Baptist University - Lubbock Campus, and the University of Texas-Permian Basin. Lamesa ISD also offers access to the Distance Learning Lab located on the high school campus for college courses offered in this manner.
Lamesa I.S.D. develops a new salary schedule each year. The district maintains a very competitive salary schedule.
Lamesa I.S.D. also pays a portion of the health insurance premium for the employee (depending on the plan). This is a cost of up to $437 per month for each employee to the district. This benefit adds up to $5,244 to the total salary package.
Lamesa I.S.D. prides itself in having the most current technology available with all campuses networked together through wireless antennas. We have Internet access in all of our classrooms. Several districts in West Texas have patterned their technology programs after ours. We have also had school districts from other states come and visit our district to view our system.
Please send all correspondence to:
Lamesa Independent School District
Assistant Superintendent, Personnel
P.O. Box 261
Lamesa, Texas 79331