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Dr. Burnie L. Roper,
Superintendent of Schools   


Dr. Burnie Roper was selected as the seventh superintendent of the Lackland Independent School District in April 2009.  He officially took over the school District on July 1, 2009 after serving five years as the high school principal.   


Dr. Roper began his career in education as a mathematics teacher at S.J. Davis Middle School in 1991 and moved into school administration in 1996 working as an assistant principal for Southside, Judson and Fort Sam Houston ISDs before coming to Lackland in 2004.


Along with his public school career Dr. Roper was commissioned as a second lieutenant in the US Army in 1989 and continues to serve in the US Army Reserves where he holds the rank of Colonel.


Dr. Roper earned his Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Texas at San

Antonio and holds a Masters degree from Texas A&M Kingsville and an Ed.D. from

Nova Southeastern University.


He is married to Dr. LaWanda L. Roper and they have one son, Alvynne, who attends Texas State University.


Superintendent's Cabinet                                                                 


 Dr. Tonya Hyde

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Dr. Tonya Hyde
Assistant Superintendent for
Curriculum and Instruction  


Mrs. Rebecca Estrada
Chief Financial Officer

   Mr. Alfredo Concha  

Mr. Alfredo Concha
Director of Operations
   Dr. Kyle Jones  

Dr. R. Kyle Jones
Director of Technology
Terry Leija

Mrs. Teresa Leija
Elementary Principal


Hunter Shelby





Hunter Shelby
Secondary Principal