TISD names new director of CTE and STEM Education

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Lakesha Taylor — Courtesy: Texarkana Independent School District

TEXARKANA — The Texarkana Independent School District (TISD) says they have named a new Director of CTE and STEM Education in the district.

The district announced they have named Lakesha Taylor to her new role. Taylor currently serves as the principal of Paul Laurence Dunbar Pre-K Center.

As the new Director of CTE and STEM Education, Taylor will oversee TISD’s Career and Technical Education program and its nationally recognized programs in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math.

Superintendent Dr. Doug Brubaker believes Taylor will excel in her new role.

“Mrs. Taylor has led efforts to infuse STEM instruction into all areas of the curriculum, significantly increased the number of students on her campus prepared for accelerated math instruction, and built greater awareness of career opportunities among her students and families,” Dr. Brubaker said. “She will do a great job expanding opportunities for PreK-12 students in her new role.”

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Taylor, who has a bachelor of science and master of education from Texas A&M-Texarkana, starts her new role on July 1.

Additionally, Taylor holds a Texas Principal and Superintendent Certification. Taylor began her career as a teacher at Texas Middle School and served from 2004-2012. She then transitioned to the role of Assistant Principal and Dean of Students at TMS from 2012-2015. Taylor has served as Principal of Paul Laurence Dunbar Pre-K Center since 2015.