The mission of The La Marque High School is to foster an educational environment in which all students are challenged, excellence is expected, and individual differences are valued; so students maximize their full potential as responsible, productive, contributing members of society.
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).
Mr. Nicholson is entering his second year as Principal of THE La Marque High School. During his tenure, he has assisted in increasing enrollment in advanced academic programs (i.e. dual credit, collegiate high school, and advanced placement). La Marque High School has celebrated many accomplishments since Mr. Nicholson's arrival:
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.
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
Ms. Godfrey is a veteran educator with over 15 years of experience. She received her bachelor’s degree from The University of Texas at Austin in 2002. She obtained her master’s degree in Educational Administration from Prairie View A&M University.
Ms. Godfrey began her educational career in 2003 as an English teacher and coach at Duncanville High School, her alma mater. She taught high school English and coached girls’ basketball for 8 years in Mansfield ISD. She married and moved to Houston in 2014. She taught in Alief ISD for 5 years before moving into the assistant principal role at La Marque High School. Her educational belief is that every student can succeed if given the right amount of support and guidance.
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.