Deanna Porter serves as the principal of Lakewood Elementary School. Mrs. Porter has worked in Tomball ISD since 1995 when she became a second grade teacher at Tomball Elementary. In 2003, she became the assistant principal at Tomball Elementary and was later selected as the assistant principal at Lakewood Elementary. Mrs. Porter graduated from the Rice University Educational Entrepreneurship Program in 2015. She also earned a master of education at the University of St. Thomas and a bachelor of science at Sam Houston State University. Mrs. Porter’s goal is to serve the community and children of Tomball by providing a quality education and by promoting a positive, caring learning environment.
Brenda Blackmon, Assistant Principal
Mrs. Blackmon earned her bachelor’s degree in Interdisciplinary Studies with a Specialization in Reading and Special Education from the University of Texas. Her teaching career began as a second grade teacher in Chapel Hill ISD. She then taught Kindergarten through Fifth grade as a Reading Teacher in Springfield, Illinois. After returning to Texas, she went back to the classroom and taught First Grade. She then helped open a new Elementary School in CyFair ISD as a Reading Enrichment teacher and Dyslexia Specialist. After she earned her Master’s degree in Educational Administration from University of St Thomas, she became an Assistant Principal in CyFair ISD. She and her family moved to Tomball in 2014 and joined the Lakewood Elementary staff as Assistant Principal in 2015. She strives to help every student and teacher become even more successful, every day.
Crystal Gidrey serves as the counselor of Lakewood Elementary School. Mrs. Gidrey received her Bachelor of Science degree in Health with a minor in Sociology (2007) and her Master of Science degree in Counseling (2010) from Prairie View A&M University. She began her career as a Health teacher in Aldine ISD. In 2011, she was selected as a Behavior Intervention Specialist in Aldine ISD. Mrs. Gidrey’s goal is to prepare students to become problem solvers, critical thinkers, and outstanding citizens of their community. She uses every opportunity to provide age-appropriate guidance to enhance academic, career, and personal development for students.