Superintendent

Dr. Walter Jackson
Superintendent

Mike Clausen
Deputy Superintendent

Dr. Linda Wadleigh
Deputy Superintendent

Candace Olivares
Secretary to the Superintendent

Shelli Boren
Secretary to Deputy Superintendent Wadleigh

Superintendent’s Welcome 

On behalf of our Board of Trustees and more than 1,200 employees, I want to welcome you to La Porte ISD. Today is a great day to be a Bulldog! 

I invite you to peruse our website and learn about the many opportunities our district provides for the nearly 7,300 students. Our Mission is simple: Every student’s success is our number one priority! 

We are extremely proud of the many academic and extra-curricular achievements of our students. In fact, these national, state and district accolades are so vast, it would take me several more pages to identify each of them. We are equally proud of our students who have faced hardships and challenges. They too have achieved milestones that, without the care and support of our wonderful staff, would not be successful. Here in La Porte ISD the secret to our success has always been based on a strong belief in meaningful work and meaningful relationships with all stakeholders. Our working philosophy is simple: Work Hard and Be Kind! 

Students who graduate from La Porte ISD have a unique opportunity to receive a world-class education from state and nationally recognized teachers in state-of-the-art facilities, nurtured by a highly supportive and engaged community. The African proverb “It takes a village to raise a child” serves as a framework for the work that we do for our students in La Porte ISD. Our future goal is the collaboration of home, school and community members to develop global citizens who are prepared to lead, serve and zestfully thrive. 

Our district’s collective vision, and commitment to building a community of global leaders that value tolerance, respect and understanding as personal hallmarks are the scholars we choose to develop. This work cannot be accomplished alone. Therefore, I invite you to partner with our district to help inspire and equip our students to pursue futures beyond what they can imagine. 

La Porte ISD aspires to make a significant and transformative impact on the lives of our students. We aim to develop critical thinkers, futuristic innovators, bold and imaginative lifelong learners who will, in turn, impact the world in positive and meaningful ways. Thank you for your support of our district!  

In your service, 

Walter Jackson 

A Few Moments with Dr. Walter Jackson, Superintendent of Schools