A veteran educator (12 years) from Dallas, TX; Ricky began his career in 2006 as a business Educator teacher at North Shore Senior High School in Galena Park ISD. He spent five years in the classroom. At the request of his principal, his last year in the classroom was spent as a World History teacher. In this capacity, he learned to use data to influence instructional planning and student achievement. As a first year Wold History teacher, he helped 97% of his students pass the TAKS test and 42% of those students achieve a commended score. Ricky spent his last five years at North Shore Senior High School as an administrator (At-Risk Specialist, Assistant Principal, and Lead Assistant Principal).
- Increased the number of scheduled graduates by 28%
- Galveston County Daily News Teacher of the Year, Margaret Simon
- Lincoln-Douglas Debate - District Champion and Regional Qualifiers
- UIL One Act Play - Regional Qualifiers
- Boys Basketball - District Championship and Regional Semi-Finalists
- Boys & Girls Power-lifting - Regional Qualifiers
- Boys & Girls Track - Regional and State Qualifiers
- Varsity Football - District Championship
Ricky is married to Ta Lula Nicholson of Houston, TX. He has four children; Jaylen (17), Courtland (8), Laurence and Lauren (6). The family also has an Olde English Bulldog, Langston. Ricky is currently pursuing his doctorate at the University Houston (Professional Leadership). He obtained his Master's in Education Administration from Concordia University Texas and his Bachelors of Business Administration from Langston University.
Education and children are her passions. Mrs. Herrera is the educator she is today because of the teachers who inspired and challenged her to be the best in everything. She always knew she wanted to be a teacher and make a difference in the lives of children. In 1986 she graduated from Frost High School. She received her bachelor’s degree in fine arts from Stephen F. Austin in English and Theatre. She began her teaching career in 1991 at Shepherd ISD where she taught 9th – 12th grade English and Theatre Arts. After the death of her father, she moved to Corsicana to teach at Collins Middle School 8th grade English and Theatre Arts. After her mother passed away the following year, she married her husband of 24 years and moved to League City where she is the mother of a 19-year-old who plays college football for the Air Force Academy and a 15-year-old Sophomore at Clear Creek High School. She began teaching 9th grade English and Theatre Arts at Texas City High School in 1994. After earning a Master’s in Educational Leadership from the University of Houston - Clear Lake, she served five years as the REAch Coordinator for at-risk students and two years as an assistant principal for Texas City High School. She is excited to serve as the Dean of Instruction and be a part of the amazing leadership team at La Marque High School.
As the Dean of Instruction, Mrs. Herrera will embrace a positive school climate through effective communication, being on time, visible and available, encouraging best-practices, and making sure teachers have the necessary resources and professional development to be successful. Her energy and decision-making skills will help in accomplishing her goals while maintaining the highest possible standards.
Relationships come first. She is committed to encouraging students to have the character and honesty to make the right decisions while attending La Marque High School. As the Dean of Instruction, it will be her goal to empower students to educate themselves and have perspective about solving problems without giving up and quitting. She will strive to create an environment where every student can achieve individual success by being creative problem solvers, critical thinkers, and college ready for the twenty-first century.
I graduated from Texas A & M Corpus Christi with my Bachelor's Degree and Lamar University for my Masters. I have 14 years experience in education. 6 years of that have been with Texas City ISD with 2 of those years at LMHS as an instructional specialist. I love to travel and anything activities that are water related. I am the mother of 4 grown children and live happily on the island with my husband, three dogs and two birds
Andrew Callis, Jr. is a native of La Marque. He received his diploma from La Marque High School in 1993 where he played football, basketball, ran track and was the editor of the school paper. He went to Texas Tech University on an athletic scholarship where he also played football and ran track. He graduated with a Bachelor’s degree in English and Journalism. He has been in education as both a teacher and coach for 20 years. His Masters in Education is from Prairie View A&M University. He is married to the love of his life Toni Desselles Callis and father to two awesome children, Niccole and Jaylen. He is passionate about education and the opportunity to create an environment for the success of all students.