Message from Superintendent Mark Estrada

Message from Superintendent Mark Estrada
Superintendent Letterhead

July 12, 2018

Dear Lockhart ISD Parents, Staff, and Community Stakeholders,

I am proud to be a Lockhart Lion! Lockhart ISD is on the verge of a very exciting and promising time for students, staff, and the community. After laying the groundwork for systemic and intentional improvements to grow every single student in our district, from our students needing foundational support to accelerating and enriching our most advanced students, I am honored to lead Lockhart ISD to new heights.

Although I have worked in LISD in numerous capacities, I am honored to now have this responsibility of ensuring that every child and staff member in LISD is challenged, healthy, engaged, safe, and supported. As your superintendent, I will strive to cultivate a culture of commitment and collaboration over mere compliance and cooperation across our entire organization. With the commitment of the leadership team to provide the necessary supports for success, our staff can and will do extraordinary things. I believe that it is people that drive the success of an organization, and in Lockhart ISD, we are fortunate to have people who are truly invested in the children of our community.  

Lockhart ISD is an organization that challenges and expects all staff members to embrace growth opportunities, operating with high expectations for kids and themselves to make sure every student makes more than a year of academic progress.

Lockhart ISD is a district that understands the importance of nurturing the physical, social, and emotional health of our students, and I look forward to working with our team members who work to meet these needs with a sense of urgency to provide first class facilities, quality meals for kids, and preventative counseling support to ensure that our kids are healthy and ready learn each day.

Lockhart ISD is innovative in creating spaces and extracurricular activities in our schools that truly engage kids and give them a powerful connection to school, making school something exciting to look forward to.

Lockhart ISD has a board of trustees and staff who are committed to doing everything possible to ensure that our schools are safe places conducive to learning. Together, we collectively challenge the status quo each day and advocate for all kids and staff to receive the individual support that each needs.

Ensuring that everyone in our organization--students and staff--is challenged, healthy, engaged, safe, and supported is central to our mission at Lockhart ISD, and I am truly excited for this opportunity to provide an equitable educational system that develops the whole child and graduates young adults who are ready to attain their goals in an ever-changing world.

As a fast-growth district, we have many opportunities to capitalize on the growth we are experiencing. In the very near future, we will need the help and support of our entire community to make the best decisions on how to responsibly cultivate our district to a standard of excellence to positively impact generations to come.

Being a fast-growth district in a region with significant economic growth means we will continue our important partnerships with the city, county, and region to fully understand evolving and growing workforce and economic needs. We will ensure, as a school district, we are preparing our students to enter our community as young adults prepared to take the reins and lead us in ways that honors our past while innovating for the future.     

I am proud to be a Lockhart Lion! I look forward to working together with each of you to build upon our recent successes to ensure a continued upward trajectory for both students and staff in building a legacy of excellence.

If you have any questions or concerns, please feel free to email me at


Mark Estrada

Superintendent of Schools

Lockhart ISD

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