Hello, my name is Terry Leija and I am the principal of Lackland Elementary School. It is an honor and privilege to serve your student as well as the entire Lackland community. I have been working in education for the past 20 years. Before working as an administrator, I taught special education classes as a self-contained, resource, content mastery, and inclusion teacher for over seven years. I hold a Bachelor’s Degree in Special Education and a Master’s Degree in Emotional Disturbance and Autism from the Our Lady of the Lake University.
Here at Lackland we want to develop each child’s individual problem solving and critical thinking skills and turn them into lifelong learners. I strive to create a school culture where all staff members truly believe that ALL students can and will succeed. We use data to drive instruction and focus on the individual needs of each and every child. Every day, we have an Eagle/RTI (Response to Intervention) class period where teachers differentiate their Math or Reading instruction in order to meet an individual students needs who may excel or have difficulties in any core content.
I am truly blessed to work with the best students, parents and staff.
My name is Amber Greeness, and I am proud to be at Lackland Elementary where teachers, families, and students work together for academic success. I am excited to have the opportunity to serve as your assistant principal. I have been in the education field since 2004 and at Lackland ISD since 2006. I hold a Bachelor of Science in Education from SUNY Cortland and a Masters of Science in Physical Education from Florida State University.
My first eleven years at Lackland were as a Physical Education teacher at Stacey Jr/ Sr High School, where I served as a coach and mentor. Most recently, I worked as the Athletic Director along with teaching and coaching. I am passionate about helping children to see the possibilities in the world around them, so that they can grow and soar. I am excited to work with the students, community, and staff at Lackland Elementary to help all of our students be successful academically, and ensure they are college and career ready.