District Education Center

Lufkin ISD’s District Education Center is dedicated to the success of all students and is committed to excellence in teaching and learning by providing programs that are designed to challenge and support all learners.

In addition to core curricular areas — language arts, mathematics, science, social studies, digital learning and fine arts — the District Education Center provides opportunities for those students with disabilities, dyslexia, Gifted and Talented students, ESL/bilingual students, and alternative programs for credit recovery.

Our group works to ensure that both design and delivery of the written, taught and tested curriculum is in alignment throughout the district. Through professional development, we strive to empower teachers to use a variety of effective instructional strategies to actively engage students in activities that promote conceptual understanding.

The District Education Center designs curriculum, assessments, instructional programs and professional development plans that are aligned with research based instructional best practices and works to provide a rigorous curriculum designed to ensure innovative, customized learning opportunities for all students.

 

District Education Center Staff

OFFICE INFO

🏢 Division of Instruction
701 N. First St.
Lufkin, TX 75904
 
☎️ (936) 630-4252
🗓 Monday-Friday
🕚 7:30 a.m.-4 p.m.
Barbara Lazarine

Barbara Lazarine

Assistant Superintendent of Education Services and Accountability

📧 blazarin@lufkinisd.org
🕚 (936) 633-6145

Alison Hillis

Alison Hillis

Director of Advanced Academics

Dr. Julie Madden

Dr. Julie Madden

Director of Elementary English/Language Arts/Reading

Carolyn Beavers

Carolyn Beavers

Director of Assessment

📧 cbeavers@lufkinisd.org
🕚 (936) 630-4336

Sylvia Eubanks

Sylvia Eubanks

Director of Bilingual Services

Gabriela Keese

Gabriela Keese

Director of Elementary Mathematics

📧 gkeese@lufkinisd.org
🖥 Mathematics web page
🕚 (936) 630-4268

Deidra Harrison

Deidra Harrison

Executive Director of Student Services

Kathy Thannisch

Kathy Thannisch

Director of Early Childhood

Vada Hughes

Vada Hughes

Director of Elementary Science

📧 vhughes@lufkinisd.org
🖥 Science web page
🕚 (936) 630-4295

Cindy Tierney

Cindy Tierney

Director of Middle School Curriculum and Instruction

Kim Kassaw

Kim Kassaw

Director of Special Services