Welcome to Lamesa High School!  I am extremely excited to join and lead the LHS team this year, and to be a part of such an outstanding group of dedicated educators!

I am a fourth-generation West Texan, and am beginning my twenty-sixth year as a professional educator.  After graduating from Permian High School, I earned my bachelor’s degree in History from Texas Tech University.  I also have a master’s degree in history from the University of Texas, Permian Basin and a Doctorate of Education from Dallas Baptist University.  In my career, I have been an elementary teacher, a high school teacher, a curriculum coordinator, a campus curriculum specialist, an assistant principal, and now a campus principal.

My wife, Michelle, and I are excited to join the Lamesa ISD team and to become a part of the Lamesa community. It is truly an honor and a privilege to lead this school and to be entrusted with the greatest and most precious asset that Lamesa has, and we are dedicated to ensuring that every student who enters our doors receives a world-class education and is prepared to lead in the twenty-first-century world when he or she graduates. The commitment to education and student success that this community has is quite evident in the outstanding facilities we have been entrusted with, and the Lamesa High School faculty and staff are equally dedicated to providing our students with the knowledge and experiences necessary for our students to be successful wherever their future leads them, as long as they are willing to work hard and persevere along the way. 


Dr. James Lewallen
(806) 872-8385