LISD bids farewell to Lockhart, Cisneros

LISD bids farewell to Trustees Becky Lockhart and Carl Cisneros
Posted on 11/16/2020
LISD bids farewell to Trustees Becky Lockhart and Carl CisnerosDistrict News Release

November 16, 2020

LISD bids farewell to Trustees Becky Lockhart and Carl Cisneros

Lockhart Independent School District recognized Becky Lockhart and Carl Cisneros at the regular Board meeting Monday night, as they concluded their terms on the LISD Board of Trustees. Both stepped down after many years of service to the LISD students, staff, and community.

Becky Lockhart steps down as trustee for District 3. She was most recently elected in 2016 but previously served on the Board from 2000-2003. She has been a lifelong resident of Lockhart, attending LISD public schools and graduating from Lockhart High School. She currently works as a program specialist at Texas State University, where she has worked for over two decades.  

She and her husband, Sam Lockhart, have three sons who also grew up in LISD schools and graduated from Lockhart High School. Her husband retired from LISD with 37 years of service and was recently elected to serve District 3 on the LISD Board of Trustees.

“Serving on the Board allowed me the opportunity to serve the community but especially the students. That is what first drew me to it in 2000, and that’s why I decided to seek the office again in 2016,” shared Lockhart. “My position on the board allowed me to see how the school runs from the perspective of administrators and educators. This insight helped me understand that everyone is always trying to do their best for the students, even when it may not seem like that from other perspectives.”

Elected in November 2012, Cisneros served two terms in the District 1 seat. During his tenure, Cisneros additionally served in the roles of vice president and president of the Board.

While he was born into a military family and often traveled, Lockhart has always been his home base. Cisneros graduated from Cristobal High School, Panama Canal Zone, but attended Lockhart schools during many of his school years. He attended Texas State University, Austin Community College, and Capital City Trade and Technical School (CCTTS) in Austin, TX. His past employment included working for Thermon doing electrical wiring and testing, Motorola working in the semiconductor field, and the United States Postal Service as a letter carrier and clerk.

Cisneros and his wife, Ana, have three children who attended LISD schools and graduated from Lockhart High School. 

“I have always had the desire to serve my community, and serving in this capacity has been very rewarding,” shared Cisneros. “I will miss the interactions I’ve had with the administrators, teachers, support staff, the students, and the many members of the community that volunteer to enhance the education of our children. I feel that the district is continuing on a great path because of the leadership of Superintendent Mark Estrada and the excellent staff that serve this district. My prayer is that with every new board member, the board and administration continue to work together and grow stronger for the benefit of the children of this district.”

“Both Ms. Lockhart and Mr. Cisneros served on the Board during a time in which the ‘Team of 8’ took on many new challenges,” noted Superintendent of Schools Mark Estrada. “They were part of the Board that made history by being the first in the State of Texas to complete the eXcellence in Governance training, leading in a way that positively impacts student success. They also helped launch the district’s focus on growing every student by 1.5 years each year in reading and math. Throughout their terms, they have been ‘Locked on Excellence,’ demonstrated a ‘LockHeart for People,’ and helped to “Unlock Potential’ in themselves and others. We are grateful for their legacy of excellence in LISD and in the community.” 

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