Thursday morning, the Lubbock ISD Board of Trustees met for their monthly meeting. The trustees approved the assignments of four executive principals who supervise all campus principals within a high school feeder pattern, including the high school principals.

The new assignments will take effect in July 2018, before the start of the 2018-2019 school year. According to Lubbock ISD the new executive principals will take the place of associate superintendents of elementary and secondary campuses.

The four new executive principals are: Melissa Portwood (Coronado HS feeder), Lori Alexander (Estacado HS feeder & Talkington School for YWL), Damon McCall (Lubbock High feeder), and Amy Stephens (Monterey HS feeder). Each of the executive principals will report to Associate Superintendent Doyle Vogler. While the new executive principals will have their offices at central office, they will spend a substantial amount of time at district campuses.

Lubbock ISD provided brief biographies for the new executive principals:

Melissa Portwood was named as the executive principal for the Coronado High School feeder pattern. Portwood has been the principal at Hardwick Elementary School since 2007. She began her career in Lubbock ISD in 1986 as a fourth-grade teacher and served as an assistant principal in the district from 2001-2007. Portwood received a bachelor’s degree in education from Texas Tech University and a master’s degree in educational administration from Lubbock Christian University.

Lori Alexander will serve as the executive principal for the Estacado High School feeder pattern and the Talkington School for Young Women Leaders. Alexander has been the principal at Dunbar College Preparatory Academy for the past three years and has been as a principal in Lubbock since 2003. She earned a bachelor’s degree in elementary education from Texas Tech University and a master’s degree in elementary education from Lubbock Christian University. Alexander is entering her 28th year in Lubbock ISD.

Damon McCall will be the executive principal for the Lubbock High School feeder pattern. McCall has been the principal at O.L. Slaton Middle School since 2016. Before coming to Lubbock ISD, he spent 20 years in Roosevelt ISD where he served as a teacher, assistant principal and principal. He earned a bachelor’s degree in education from the University of North Texas and a master’s degree in educational administration from Wayland Baptist University.

Amy Stephens will serve as the executive principal for the Monterey High School feeder pattern. Stephens has been the principal at Bayless Elementary School since 2015. She began her career in Lubbock ISD in 1997 as a teacher at Stubbs Elementary School. Stephens has been a principal in the district since 2008. She earned a bachelor’s degree in in early childhood/elementary interdisciplinary education from the Angelo State University and a master’s degree in educational administration from Lubbock Christian University.