Adriana Solis

Adriana Solis has been named the director of Bilingual/ESL Programs with Lufkin ISD. She will replace Dr. Betsy Mijares who has been with the district for the past 19 years and is taking a position with the T.L.L Temple Foundation as the program officer of Education and Economic Opportunity working with districts within deep East Texas. Solis has served the past 12 years in Bilingual and ESL education at Lufkin ISD. Solis will take over the position on March 11.

She began her educational career as a substitute teacher for Lufkin ISD and quickly moved into a permanent position with the Bilingual/ESL department as the Migrant and Parent Liaison. Through the encouragement and continuous support of other bilingual educators, she entered the “Grow Your Own” program to pursue a teaching degree. Solis taught in the Two-Way Dual Language Magnet program and in the Bilingual Summer School Program for seven years.  During her time working Bilingual summer school, she had the opportunity to serve as a paraprofessional, teacher, instructional coach and principal. Over the past four years, she has served as the District Bilingual Instructional Coach and a Texas Education Agency (TEA) Reading Academies Biliteracy and English Language Arts and Reading Cohort Leader. 

As a Lufkin native and graduate of Lufkin High School, Solis pursued higher education at Angelina College and received a Bachelor of Science in Interdisciplinary Studies from Stephen F. Austin State University. She also received her Bilingual Educational Supplemental Certification. Later, Solis obtained a Master of Education in Educational Administration and a principal certification from Lamar University. She is a member of the Texas Association of Bilingual Education and was recently selected by TEA to participate on the State Board of Education’s work group to provide recommendations for revisions to the English Language Proficiency Standards.     

“I am blessed and honored to have the opportunity to continue serving our students, teachers and families in my new role,” Solis said. “My firm commitment is to advocate for every student in our programs, ensuring they are equipped with the best opportunities for success both inside and outside the classroom. Additionally, I am dedicated to empowering and supporting others in pursuing and achieving their professional goals, just as many in this district have done for me.” 

Solis has three daughters, one who is currently a teacher at Burley Primary and two who work in childcare, and a son who is currently a sophomore at Lufkin High School.  She enjoys spending time with her family, children and three beautiful grandchildren. She is actively involved in her community as a board member of the Communities Cinco de Mayo, member of the Junior League Lufkin, and long-time member of Timber Creek Church.