Mr. Erik Arreola

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Degrees and Certifications:

Mr. Erik Arreola

 

Teaching Position:

AP & Dual Credit Spanish

College & Degree:

Masters – Texas Tech University

Hobbies:

Grilling

Scary Movies

Traveling


Mr. Dax Baca

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Email:

Degrees and Certifications:

Mr. Dax Baca

Teaching Position:

Geometry/Geometry IS

Head JV Baseball Coach

Assistant Freshman Football Coach

College & Degree:

BA Mathematics– Texas Tech University

Hobbies:

Sports

Music

Traveling


Mr. Sam Black

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Email:

Degrees and Certifications:

Mr. Sam Black

Teaching Position:

Computer Science I-IV

Robotics

Cyber Security

UAV (drone) exploration team Coach

Robotics Team(s) Coach

College & Degree:

BS Mathematics– Texas Tech University

Hobbies:

Family

Sports

Texas Tech

Star Trek

Sci Fi

Movies

Anything Technology!


Dr. Gerald Bottrell

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Degrees and Certifications:

Dr. Gerald Bottrell

Teaching Position:

AP/IB Physics

College & Degree:

Bachelor of Science in Physics –University of Georgia

Ph.D. – University of Georgia

Post-Bac – Texas Tech University

Married:

30 Years

Hobbies:

Reading

Miniatures, technically a “hobby ranch”


Mrs. Julie Bumbaugh

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Degrees and Certifications:

Mrs. Julie Bumbaugh

Teaching Position:

Mathematics Campus Academic Leader

AP Calculus AB & BC

Algebra II IS

College & Degree:

BS (Math) – Oklahoma State University

MS (Math) – Texas Tech University

Married:

Yes

Children:

1 Son (Former LHS National Merit Scholar)

Hobbies:

Quilting

Gardening


Mrs. Erin Castle

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Email:

Degrees and Certifications:

Mrs. Erin Castle

Teaching Position:

AP Language and Composition

Academic UIL

AP Lead Teacher for LISD

College & Degree:

BS (English) – University of Missouri-Columbia

MS (English) – Texas Tech University

Married:

Yes

Children:

1 Daughter

Hobbies:

Spending time with family

Texas Tech Football

Baking

Politics

Family Game Nights

Lubbock Community Theatre (Singing, Fundraising, and Organizing {President of Board of Directors})


Mrs. Sonja Crowell

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Email:

Degrees and Certifications:

Mrs. Sonja Crowell

Teaching Position:

Science Campus Academic Leader

Chemistry IS

Chemistry

South Plains Chapter – Chemistry Teacher of the Year

Larry & Kathy Hovey Distinguished Clinician Award

College & Degree:

BS (Multidisciplinary Science) – Texas Tech University

MS (Educational Leadership-Principal Certification) – Texas Tech University

Married:

Yes

Children:

1 Son – Cody (2016 Graduate of LHS)

1 Daughter – Robyn

Hobbies:

Spending time with family

Watching my Daughter Dance

Reading

Playing with Grandson


Ms. Carrol Christmann D’Elia

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Email:

Degrees and Certifications:

Ms. Carrol Christmann D’Elia

Teaching Position:

LHS Dance Director

LHS Pom Coach

College & Degree:

BS degree in Dance -- Texas Tech University

President of Chi Tau Honorary Dance Fraternity

Hobbies:

Dance

Teaching Dance

Sharing her Passion of Dance

 


Mrs. Karen Sue Diggs

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Degrees and Certifications:

Mrs. Karen Sue Diggs

Teaching Position:

AP/IB Biology II

IB Anatomy & Physiology

College & Degree:

BS – Texas Tech University

MS – Wayland Baptist University

Published Author

Married:

Yes

Children:

3 Children

5 Grandchildren

Hobbies:

Spending time with family

Always looking for a new project

Refinishing furniture

Sewing

Baking & Cooking

Fun with Biology

Raised Butterflies


Mrs. Melinda Earl

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Email:

Degrees and Certifications:

Mrs. Melinda Earl

Teaching Position:

Spanish

College & Degree:

Bachelors from Wartburg College

Universidad de Navarra

Married:

Yes

Children:

 

2 Sons

Hobbies:

Spending time with family

Love to travel

Ride scooters

Enjoy all the arts

Love the local sports ball teams!


Miss Kay Geiger

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Degrees and Certifications:

Miss Kay Geiger

Teaching Position:

AP Human Geography

College & Degree:

BS (Education: History w/Minor Sociology)

MS History

Hobbies:

Reading

Traveling

Jayhawk Basketball

Chiefs Football


Miss Ira Gjini

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Email:

Degrees and Certifications:

Miss Ira Gjini

Teaching Position:

Biology IS

Freshman Cheer Coach

College & Degree:

BS (Biology) – University of Texas  

MS (In Process) – Texas Tech University

Children:

2 Puppies

Hobbies:

Running

Paddle Boarding

Hiking


Mrs. Jillian Gonzalez

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Email:

Degrees and Certifications:

Mrs. Jillian Gonzalez

Teaching Position:

Geometry IS

Academic Pre-Calculus

UIL Math

College & Degree:

BS (Mechanical Engineering) – Texas Tech University

Married:

Yes

Children:

2 Children

Hobbies:

Cooking

Baking

Fishing


Mrs. Jennifer Harris

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Email:

Degrees and Certifications:

Mrs. Jennifer Harris

Teaching Position:

English II IS

IB Psychology

IB CAS Coordinator

College & Degree:

BA (English) – Texas Tech University

Married:

Yes

Children:

2 Sons

Hobbies:

Playing with Family

Reading

Playing Board Games


 Master Chief Mark D. Hayes, United States Navy (retired)

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Email:

Degrees and Certifications:

Master Chief Mark D. Hayes, United States Navy (retired)

Teaching Position:

Lubbock High School Navy JROTC  Naval Science Instructor

College & Degree:

Bachelor of Science, Regents College

Master of Science (Educational Counseling), National University

Married:

Yes

 


Mr. Joseph Heinrich

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Email:

Degrees and Certifications:

Mr. Joseph Heinrich

Teaching Position:

Algebra 2 IS

College Algebra

College & Degree:

BS/MS (Mathematics) – Texas Tech University

Married:

Yes

Children:

2 Daughters

Hobbies:

Comic Collecting

Music Collecting

Aquariums


 CDR Paul D. Hill, USN (Ret)

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Email:

Degrees and Certifications:

CDR Paul D. Hill, USN (Ret)

Teaching Position:

Lubbock High School Navy Junior ROTC (NJROTC) Senior Naval Science Instructor

College & Degree:

Eastern Washington University (BA)

US Naval War College (MA)

University of Arizona (M.Ed)

Married:

Yes

Children:

2 Daughters

Hobbies:

Family!

 

Eagle Scout


Miss Jessica Holman

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Email:

Degrees and Certifications:

Miss Jessica Holman

Teaching Position:

Physics AP

Physics

UIL Science

Science Bowl

College & Degree:

BS (Science w/Animal Science Emphasis) – Texas Tech University

MS (In Process Wildlife Science) – Texas Tech University

1 Year Vet School

Children:

Doggy Children

Hobbies:

Art

Dance

Pokemon Go

Nail Art


Mr. Jeremy Hogan

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Email:

Degrees and Certifications:

Mr. Jeremy Hogan

Teaching Position:

German

AVID

College & Degree:

BA/MA (German)

Certificate of Proficiency in LIVE SOUND

Married:

Yes

Children:

1 Son

Hobbies:

Cooking

Gardening

Bass Guitar


Mr. Jason Hoskin

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Email:

Degrees and Certifications:

Mr. Jason Hoskin

Teaching Position:

AP Environmental Science

Physics

College & Degree:

BS (Cell and Molecular Biology) – University of Nevada Las Vegas

MS (Experimental and Molecular Biology) – University of Southern California

MA Philosophy – Texas Tech University


Mrs. Maria R. Lara

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Email:

Degrees and Certifications:

Mrs. Maria R. Lara

Teaching Position:

Spanish

Ballet Folklorico

Cheer

College & Degree:

BA Spanish – Texas Tech University

Married:

Yes

Children:

1 Daughter

Hobbies:

Zumba

Movies


Mrs. Yesenia I. Martinez Vela

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Email:

Degrees and Certifications:

Mrs. Yesenia I. Martinez Vela

Teaching Position:

Geometry

Geometry IS

College & Degree:

BA Mathematics – Texas Woman’s University

Married:

Yes

Children:

1 Jack Russel

Hobbies:

Family

Hiking Trips


Mr. Omar Palafox

Phone:

Email:

Degrees and Certifications:

Mr. Omar Palafox

Teaching Position:

Spanish I

Spanish II

Spanish II IS

College & Degree:

BS/MS (Theology) – Lubbock Christian University

M. DIV – Abilene Christian University

Ph.D. (In Process – Intercultural Studies) – Fuller Theological

Married:

Yes

Children:

1 Daughter

1 Son

Hobbies:

Family

Reading

Comics

Soccer


Mrs. Cindy Peanick

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Email:

Degrees and Certifications:

Mrs. Cindy Peanick

Teaching Position:

IB Art

Dual Credit Art Appreciation

AP Art History

Art 3 Photography

College & Degree:

BS (Fashion Design) – Woodbury University

All Level Art – University of Houston

Masters of Art Education – Texas Tech University

Married:

Yes

Children:

2 Sons

Hobbies:

Family

Painting

Drawing

Travel

Antiquing

Dog Rescues

NBRAN


Mr. Matthew Pugh

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Email:

Degrees and Certifications:

Mr. Matthew Pugh

Teaching Position:

Forensic Science

Biology IS

College & Degree:

BA (Secondary Education) – Lubbock Christian University

Who’s Who among College Students

Alpha Chi Honor Society – Kappa Delta Pi Educator Honor Society

Silver President’s Award for Professional and Academic Achievement

Married:

Yes

Hobbies:

Family

San Antonio Spurs Basketball

Cloud 9 e-sports


Mr. Nicholas Reeves

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Email:

Degrees and Certifications:

Mr. Nicholas Reeves

Teaching Position:

AP Statistics

Algebra II

PSAT Prep

College & Degree:

BA (Church Ministry Education/Math)

Masters (Divinity Studies)

Married:

Yes

Children:

2 Daughters

Hobbies:

Family

Running

Cycling

Reading


Mr. Thomas Reynolds

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Email:

Degrees and Certifications:

Mr. Thomas Reynolds

Teaching Position:

History

IB History

Coaches the Academic Decathlon and Octathlon teams

Serves as the faculty advisor for the Model U.N. club.

College & Degree:

BA in History and German, Texas Tech University, 2004

MA in History, Texas Tech University, 2013

Married:

Yes

Children:

2 Daughters

 


Miss Vikki Rhodes

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Email:

Degrees and Certifications:

Miss Vikki Rhodes

Teaching Position:

Latin

College & Degree:

Texas Tech University

Hobbies:

Tennis

Traveling


Mr. Steve Ribera

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Email:

Degrees and Certifications:

Mr. Steve Ribera

Teaching Position:

AP Psychology

College & Degree:

BS (Education) – University of Mary Hardin Baylor

Married:

Yes

Children:

3 Daughters

Hobbies:

Baseball

Fishing


Mr. Brian Richardson

Phone:

Email:

Degrees and Certifications:

Mr. Brian Richardson

Teaching Position:

Biology

IS Biology

College & Degree:

Bachelor of education from Texas Tech University

Masters in Educational Leadership West Texas A&M (anticipated Graduation of May 2017).

Married:

Yes

 


Mrs. Tiffany Robinson

Phone:

Email:

Degrees and Certifications:

Mrs. Tiffany Robinson

Teaching Position:

Biology

Science

College & Degree:

B.S. & M. Ed. – Texas Tech University

Married:

Yes

Children:

2 Sons


Mr. Darren L. Sanderson

Phone:

Email:

Degrees and Certifications:

Mr. Darren L. Sanderson

Teaching Position:

Gymnastics

Head coach of the 2003 National High School Team Champions

Gymnastics Association of Texas National Honor Award 2002 & 2003

College & Degree:

BA – University of the Southwest

 


Mrs. Gail Shooter

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Email:

Degrees and Certifications:

Mrs. Gail Shooter

Teaching Position:

AP US History

AP European History

UIL Social Studies

College & Degree:

BA (History) – Texas Tech University

M.Ed. (Curriculum) – Texas Tech University

Married:

Yes

Children:

1 Terrier

Hobbies:

Reading

Travel

Playing with my Terrier


Mr. Clinton Smith

Phone:

Email:

Degrees and Certifications:

Mr. Clinton Smith

Teaching Position:

AP Chemistry

IB Chemistry HL & SL

Chemistry IS

College & Degree:

BS Entomology

MS Entomology

Married:

Yes

Children:

2 Sons

1 Daughter

1 Daughter-in-Law

Hobbies:

Hunting

Reading

Fishing

Science!


Mrs. Lindsey Spitsberg

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Email:

Degrees and Certifications:

Mrs. Lindsey Spitsberg

Teaching Position: 

Head Choir Director

College & Degree:

Bachelor of Music degree -- Texas Tech University

Married:

Yes

Children:

2 Sons (Twins)

Hobbies:

Reading to her Boys

Singing

Family!


Mr. Nathan Timmons

Phone:

Email:

Degrees and Certifications:

Mr. Nathan Timmons

Teaching Position:

IB Theory of Knowledge -- 2012 to current
English 4 Academic / Dual Credit -- 2012 to current

Academic Decathlon -- 2013 to current
PSAT / SAT Prep -- 2016 to current

College & Degree:

Bachelor of Arts: English -- Texas Tech University, May 2004

- Double minor: Classics and Philosophy

- Summa cum Laude in Honors Studies

- Highest Ranking Graduate: College of Arts and Sciences, May 2004

Master of Arts: English -- Texas Tech University, May 2011

- Specialization in Comparative Literature

Lubbock ISD Superintendent's Scholars Program

Program Director -- 2017 to current

 


Mr. Patrick West

Phone:

Email:

Degrees and Certifications:

Mr. Patrick West

Teaching Position:

Pre-Calculus IS

IB Math Studies

College & Degree:

Bachelor’s (Math) – Texas Tech University

Married:

Yes

Children:

2 Sons

Hobbies:

 Family!

Fishing

Graphic Novels

Anything Sci-Fi


Ms. Linda Wickersham

Phone:

Email:

Degrees and Certifications:

Ms. Linda Wickersham

Teaching Position:

English 3 IB

English 4 IB

Extended Essay Coordinator

IB Grader

College & Degree:

B.S. Ed. + Post-grad work at Midwestern State University

Extensive IB training and workshops

Married:

Widowed

Children:

2 Sons

Hobbies:

Family!

 

Animals

DIY Projects

Reading

Traveling with her Sisters


Mrs. Emily VanDon

Phone:

Email:

Degrees and Certifications:

Mrs. Emily VanDon

Teaching Position:

French I-V

College & Degree:

Bachelor’s (History) – Texas Tech University

2/3 Masters (History) – Texas Tech University

Married:

Yes

Hobbies:

Netflix

Reading

Playing Tabletop Games

Hiking


Mr. Ron VanDon

Phone:

Email:

Degrees and Certifications:

Mr. Ron VanDon

Teaching Position:

English I IS

NHS Advisor

College & Degree:

Bachelor’s (English) – Texas Tech University

Married:

Yes

Hobbies:

Making Music


Miss Sarah Vescovi

Phone:

Email:

Degrees and Certifications:

Miss Sarah Vescovi

Teaching Position:

English II IS

Dual Credit 1301 & 1302

AP Literature and Composition

ELAR Co-CAL

College & Degree:

Bachelor’s (English) – Texas Tech University

Master’s (Secondary Ed. Literature) – Texas Tech University

Children:

1 Son

Hobbies:

Reading

Writing

Painting

DIY Projects

Gardening

Board Games

Family!