Phone: 806-219-5300


Degrees and Certifications:

Yvonne Valdez

I am very honored and excited to begin my first year as your principal here at Brown Elementary!  As I begin my twentieth year with Lubbock ISD, I have served at Tubbs, Mahon, Preston Smith, Ramirez, Ervin, Alderson Elementary, and McCool Middle school in various roles from a teaching assistant, teacher, instructional coach, Texas Tech Principal Fellow, and assistant principal. I was also named the 2018-2019 TEPSA Region 17 Assistant Principal of the Year. These diverse experiences have given me insight into the different campus cultures and communities.

I received my bachelor's degree from Texas Tech University. I followed that with a master's degree in Educational Leadership also from Texas Tech University. 

My husband and I have two amazing sons, both of whom attend Lubbock ISD. We love spending family time together watching movies, playing games, and traveling!

I look forward to beginning the 2021-2022 school year with you all!  Please do not hesitate to contact me if I can help in any way.

Assistant Principal

Phone: 806-219-5334


Degrees and Certifications:

Shay Taylor-Guzman, Assistant Principal

It is a great honor to be the full-time Assistant Principal of Brown Elementary. I have been in education for 18 years. This is my 6th year to serve as an assistant principal for LISD and prior to that I was an Instructional Coach for 3 years. I have taught Kinder, 1st, 4th, and 5th grades and was a Dyslexia Therapist for 5 years and then served as the 504 & Dyslexia Coordinator at my last district. 


Education is my passion and I look forward to serving the Brown students, families and community to the best of my ability. Loving people is the best part of the job and I am so blessed to do it here with this staff and these students!