According to a release from the Lufkin ISD, Dr. Andre Emmons has been named the new principal of Lufkin High School. The announcement was made after LHS principal Brandon Boyd resigned his position to become the high school principal at Salado ISD.

Dr. Emmons started his educational career at Lufkin ISD in 2006 when he was the Lufkin High School Assistant Varsity and Head Junior Varsity Basketball Coach and teacher. In 2012, he took a position as the Boys’ Head Basketball Coach at Crockett ISD where he was named District Coach of the Year in 2014 and 2015. His most recent position was the High School Principal at Diboll ISD where he also held positions as the Girls’ Athletic Coordinator, Campus Testing Coordinator and Truancy Clerk, and Assistant Principal. At Diboll ISD, he received the District Coach of the Year award in 2016 and 2018.

Dr. Emmons earned his Bachelor of Arts in Sociology from the University of North Texas in Denton, Master of Education in Educational Leadership and Doctor of Education in Educational Leadership, both from Stephen F. Austin State University. Dr. Emmons has a superintendent and principal certification. He participates in the community as a volunteer at the Boys and Girls Club, where he received an award for Volunteer of the Year.

“It is indeed an honor to serve as the next Principal of Lufkin High School. I look forward to carrying on the rich tradition of Panther Nation as we continue in the pursuit of excellence. As Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. stated, 'Everyone can be great because everyone can serve,'" said Dr. Emmons.

Although Superintendent Lynn Torres and the Lufkin ISD staff will miss the Boyd family, she was proud to announce the new hire for the high school.

“I wish the Boyds well with their new jobs in Salado ISD and am very grateful for their care and service to our students, staff and district as a whole. They will be missed. I am pleased to announce that Dr. Andre Emmons has been selected and named as the new principal of Lufkin High School. We look forward to welcoming him back to the Lufkin Panther family. He will start to transition as soon as he can. We are excited to get him on board,” she said.

Dr. Emmons is married to Annysue Emmons, a local nurse practitioner, and they have two boys, AJ and Alex. Dr. Emmons serves as the Youth Pastor at St. Thomas Spirit and Truth Ministries in Diboll.


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