Lufkin ISD Superintendent Dr. LaTonya Goffney

Superintendent’s Corner

Recent columns by Lufkin ISD Superintendent Dr. LaTonya Goffney:

 

  • Making the trek to Williamsport, Pa. — 'Because I Said I Would'
    Alex Sheen began an international movement called “Because I Said I Would” based on the premises of simply keeping your word. He spoke at the Lufkin ISD Convocation in August and challenged everyone to choose something they will do and write it down. Making a…
  • Lufkin schools do their best to help Hurricane Harvey victims
    Some of the toughest decisions a school superintendent has to make usually involve issues that are completely out of his or her control — the weather, for instance. As Hurricane Harvey hit the coast and deposited enormous amounts of rain in our area, I needed…
  • Lufkin City Council members, local legislators support our students
    With all the rhetoric about public schools these days, it’s good to know we can count on our local elected officials to stand up and make a difference for public education. As we’re beginning our new school year, the legislators are winding down their session, and…
  • We Are Lufkin!
    Since my superintendency at Lufkin ISD began, we always have a theme for the year. A mantra, per se, that keeps us focused and sets the tone for the district. My first year, the theme was “One Voice. One Vision.” The focus was solidarity. Our vision…
  • Developing a love for reading
    When I was a little girl, I loved to go to garage sales with my grandmother and get books for pocket change. These books would open up my world from a single-wide trailer house in…
  • Changing your family tree isn't easy
    This May, I spent a lot of time celebrating graduations. Of course, I am proud of the 485 Lufkin High School graduates. I am proud they are graduating with more than a diploma, but with…
  • Congratulations to the Class of 2017!
    There will be 485 Lufkin Panthers who will graduate at 8 p.m. Friday at the Abe, and it will be the last time I’ll have the honor to address them as a whole. They were freshmen when I started my position at Lufkin ISD and I’ve…
  • 'Lufkin Loves' a fitting motto for our teachers
    Teachers are at the heart of everything we do at Lufkin ISD, and we are blessed to have the very best. I recently hosted a New Teacher reception for our 2016-17 new teachers to get feedback on their first year at Lufkin ISD. It was…