Mrs. Melissa Portwood

Phone: 806-219-7000


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Mrs. Melissa Portwood

I am excited to be the principal at Waters Elementary! It is an honor and privilege to serve as principal of this incredible campus and I am thrilled to be working with Waters’outstanding students and truly devoted staff.

I earned my Bachelors Degree at Texas Tech University and my Master's Degree at Lubbock ChristianUniversity. Both of my parents were heavily involved in my education and served at PTA presidents for several of those years. I learned early on that education was not only my passion but also my calling. I was born and raised in Lubbock and am a proud product of Lubbock ISD myself. My entire educational career has been with this wonderful district where I have served as an elementary teacher, assistant principal, principal, and executive principal!. I am blessed with an incredible family that I dearly love. My husband, Richard Portwood is a CPA and a talented handyman that can do and fix just about everything! We both love golfing, traveling, and riding our motorcycles. I have one daughter, Lacy Caldwell who is an RN in Labor and Delivery at Covenant Hospital, a step-son, Neal Portwood, who is a Physician’s Assistant in the ER at UMC, and another step-son, Nathan Portwood, who manages the delivery of mail to areas outside Lubbock. Our kids have given us 6 precious grandchildren that we absolutely adore!

I look forward to meeting each of you throughout the year and want you to know that my door is always open if you have a concern or need.