Department Chairs

CTE Chair    Alexis Forte 
Alexis Forte
CTE Department Chair
512-841-4622
 
Alexis Forte
 
 

Ms. Forte has a Bachelor of Science in Environmental Engineering from Southern Methodist University. She is a second year teacher at LBJ who greatly cares for her students. Ms. Forte is also the current Career and Technology Education Department Chair helping to oversee the communication and collaboration of the department. Her top priority as an educator is the well-being of her students and for them to progress as young engineers.

 

 

 

Tomeshia Perryman

SPED Department Chair

512-841-3026

tomeshia.perryman@austinisd.org

 

Tomeshia Perryman

 

Hello, my name is Tomeshia Perryman. I have been a Special Education teacher here at LBJ Early College High School since August of 2015. I earned my bachelor's degree in Secondary Education with an emphasis in Social Studies from Grand Canyon University. I have been the department chair over Special Education for the past four years. I love being a part of the Jaguar family.

 

 
 
Brenda Ricketson
Social Studies Department Chair
512-841-3050
 
Brenda Ricketson
 
My name is Brenda Ricketson, and this is my 12th year at LBJ High School, and 19th in Education. I received my Accounting and Education degrees from Texas State University. I worked in private industry as an Accountant, but I really wanted to teach. I began teaching at the middle school level, but when I was offered the opportunity to teach Business and Social Studies at LBJ, I made the move to high school. Now I currently am the Social Studies Department Chair and teach U.S. History, World Geography, and Personal Financial Literacy.
 
 
 
Nick Dellas
Science Department Chair
512-827-3034
 
Nick Dellas
My name is Nick Dellas, this is my 16th year teaching at LBJ High School.  I grew up in Jackson, Michigan and graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Health Science with an Emphasis in Athletic Training Degree from Grand Valley State University in 2001 and a Master of Education Kinesiology with a specialization in Exercise Physiology from University of Texas at Austin in 2003. Then I attended St. Edward's University to obtain my teacher certification. I started teaching in Bastrop in 2004 before bringing my talents to LBJ High School in 2005. I teach Biology, Pre AP Biology, and Anatomy and Physiology. In addition to teaching, I am the Science Department Chair and the Student Council Sponsor for LBJ. 
 
 
Lavell Lathan
Math Department Chair
512-841-3023
 
Lavell Lathan
 

A native of Detroit, Michigan, Lavell Lathan serves as LBJ Early College High School’s mathematics department chair and has taught secondary mathematics since 2015. Mr. Lathan currently teaches Algebra 1. He is a graduate of Huston-Tillotson University where he earned a Bachelor of Science in Mathematics. He also received his Masters of Business Administration in Finance from Liberty University in December 2019. Mr. Lathan is planning to pursue a Masters of Education Degree and become an assistant principal. Mr. Lathan spent ten years in the United States Army before entering the teaching profession. He is also a member of Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity, Inc., member of Beta Kappa Chi National Scientific Honor Society and Omega Nu Lambda National Honor Society.

Mr. Lathan believes every student can achieve success when;

· The educational environment promotes intellectual risk with positive encouragement

· An environment that provides a safe place to learn from mistakes

· The educational environment provides freedom to express oneself and is accepted for difference

· A student centered learning environment that provides multiple opportunities for concept mastery.

Mr. Lathan teaches with the mindset of his favorite quote:

“Everything I know belongs to you!”

CSM Neil Ciotola, US Army

 
 
 
Alexandria Smith
English Department Chair
512-414-7070
 
Alexandria Smith
Alexandria Smith, M.Ed., is an English I and AP Literature and Composition educator, English Department Chair, and Literacy Lead at LBJ Early College High School. She received her undergraduate degree at Emory University and completed her graduate coursework at the University of Texas at Austin. She loves working at LBJ because of how loving and resilient the students are. 
 
 
Jahmal Fenner
Athletic Director
512-414-7048
 
Jahmal Fenner