Eric Ogle, Principal
After earning degrees in Language and Composition and Communication Studies at the University of North Texas in 1998, Eric Ogle began working with young people as a youth minister. He joined Irving ISD in 2003 as an English and Communication Applications teacher. He taught for five years at Cardwell Career Preparatory Center then earned his Master’s degree in Educational Leadership from the University of Texas at Arlington. He began serving as an administrator, working for two years at Lamar Middle School, then he returned to Cardwell CPC as an Assistant Principal. In 2014, he moved to Nimitz High School to serve as an Assistant Principal for two years. In 2016, Mr. Ogle returned to Lamar Middle School as the Principal. Mr. Ogle believes the entire school community – students, educators, and parents – can always learn and grow, and he believes that we all should be involved in ventures that positively affect others, not just ourselves. Lamar Middle School is a community that cultivates these beliefs: learning, growing, and belonging for all.
Brittney MiShaw, 8th Grade Assistant Principal
Brittney MiShaw is an Irving ISD alumnus that attended Lively Elementary, Austin Middle School, and Irving High School. After graduating from Irving High School, she attended Huston-Tillotson University in Austin, Texas, where she received a Bachelor of Arts degree in Teacher Education. Mrs. MiShaw began her teaching career at Lamar Middle School in August of 2011, where she served as an 8th grade Special Education Inclusion Teacher, girls’ athletic coach, and currently as one of the assistant prinicpals. She received her Master of Science degree from Arkansas State University in Special Education and earned her Principal Certification in Educational Leadership at Lamar University. Mrs. MiShaw believes that building positive relationships and setting expectations for all students is the foundation of being an effective educator. Her moto is, “Taking the time to learn and build relationships with my students is the stepping stone for me to gain their trust when trying to help them achieve academic and social success.”
Cynthia Erwin, 7th Grade Assistant Principal
Mrs. Erwin is proud to be a long-time Irving resident and a public-school educator. She is a graduate of MacArthur High School, Our Lady of the Lake University, and the University of Texas at Arlington. Since 2002 she has served the students in Irving ISD as a Classroom Teacher, Academic Specialist, Curriculum Writer, and currently as an Assistant Principal at Lamar Middle School. Mrs. Erwin firmly believes that regardless of her students’ different gifts and talents, they ALL have the potential to be successful. Because of this, she values building relationships with her students and families, so she can be a true partner in helping her students achieve those successes.
Carla Flores, 6th Grade Administrator
Ms. Flores is a West Texas native, graduating from Lubbock High School. After high school, she attended Texas Tech University (Guns Up!) and graduated with a bachelor’s degree in Multidisciplinary Studies. She received her master’s degree from the University of North Texas in Educational Leadership. After working for Children’s Protective Services for seven years and moving to the DFW area, Ms. Flores began her teaching career in Arlington ISD where she taught bilingual, dual language and ESL classes in 3rd - 6th grade for 12 years. She then taught in the Hurst-Euless-Bedford School district for two years and served as Assistant Principal for six years in two different elementary schools. Ms. Flores returned to the classroom in Irving ISD at Johnston Elementary as a 5th grade bilingual teacher and before having the privilege of joining the leadership team at Lamar Middle School. Her goal is to help provide a supportive climate and culture at Lamar that is conducive to teaching and learning. By doing so, each individual student and teacher can experience growth to their highest potential.