At the heart of our district's mission is a commitment to providing our students with the highest quality education possible. We recognize that achieving this goal requires a steadfast dedication to student and campus success, so we continually evaluate and refine our strategies for meeting each of our campuses' unique needs.
As part of our ongoing efforts to support student and campus success, we will make leadership transitions at a few campuses. These transitions are designed to ensure that each campus has the strong, capable leadership it needs to thrive and provide our students with the best possible educational experience.
The following transitions will take place at the start of the 2023-2024 school year:
Lancaster High School
Kirsten Jett will be transitioning to the principal of Lancaster High School (LHS). She currently serves as Lancaster Middle School's (LMS) principal and previously as the LHS associate principal. While serving as principal of LMS, Jett has been instrumental in reducing campus disciplinary infractions, increasing student academic performance, and strategically developing programs and activities that promote a positive school culture.
Barack and Michelle Obama 9th Grade Campus (BAMO)
Addison Russ will return to Lancaster ISD as principal of Barack and Michelle Obama 9th Grade Campus. Russ currently serves as Haltom High School's assistant principal in Birdville ISD. Before that, he served as assistant principal of Lancaster High School for 11 years and developed school-wide systems to help facilitate the flow of instruction and discipline. He also exercised collaborative leadership, strategic planning, and educator empowerment. In addition, he also developed an enrichment program for students transitioning from middle to high school that produced increases in Algebra 1 and English 1 End of Course (EOC) results.
Lancaster Middle School
Travis Anderson will assume the role of Lancaster Middle School principal. Anderson currently serves as assistant principal of Mesquite Horn High School in Mesquite ISD. He oversees a variety of essential functions, including attendance monitoring and truancy. In addition, he provides staff coaching and instructional support for teachers and makes data-driven decisions to ensure student success. His extensive experience and dedication to student achievement make him an excellent choice to lead Lancaster Middle School.
We will work closely with these campus leaders and staff to ensure a smooth transition and provide the necessary support throughout this process. Additionally, each campus will host a principal meet-and-greet to allow campus staff, students, and parents to meet their campus leader. Our district will share specific dates and times for each campus event soon.
As always, we are committed to maintaining open lines of communication and transparency as we move forward. If you have any questions or comments, please click here to submit them; someone will follow up if needed.
We appreciate your dedication to our district's mission and your continued commitment to our students' success. Thank you for your ongoing support, and we look forward to finishing this school year strong.