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 principals. 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 motto 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, 6th 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.
Ayshea Chavez-Charity, 7th Grade Administrative Liaison
Ms. Chavez is a bilingual (English-Spanish) education professional with over 20 years of experience in DFW secondary level schools. She has worked for Fort Worth, Northwest, Lewisville and now Irving ISD; work abroad in Mexico. As a native of Kansas, she earned undergraduate degrees in Spanish and Theatre at the University of Kansas. She later earned a graduate degree from Walden University in Education with an emphasis in Curriculum, Instruction & Assessment. Her degrees, certifications and work experience have led to opportunities for her to perform in key administrative, leadership and instructional roles. These roles have included Spanish instructor, department chair, AVID instructional lead, district curriculum writer and data specialist. Now, she is especially excited about the 2022-23 year at Lamar Middle School where she will follow her motto…”Better Today for a Better Tomorrow!”