Melisa Dukes


The Lindale Independent School District has hired Melisa Dukes as the new assistant principal at Lindale High School.

“We are very excited to have Melisa joining our administrative team at Lindale High School,” said LHS Principal, Jeremy Chilek. “Melisa has been an exemplary teacher in our district for several years. Most recently, she has served as the testing coordinator at Lindale Junior High, as well as facilitating curriculum and instruction for that campus. She will be a fantastic addition to LHS.”

Dukes has been employed with Lindale ISD for seven years. She taught seventh-grade mathematics for five years before transitioning into the testing coordinator at Lindale Junior High.

“Mrs. Dukes has been a master math teacher at our junior high campus for several years,” said Lindale ISD Superintendent, Stan Surratt. “With her level of knowledge in instruction, and her passion to help students, her moving to the assistant principal role is a natural. Mrs. Dukes has been exemplary in her performance as a teacher and as an instructional coach and we expect that she will continue to be very successful as a high school administrator.”

Dukes earned her Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees from Texas Tech University. Prior to Lindale ISD, Dukes was employed with Lubbock ISD at their Dunbar College Preparatory School where she taught math and coached girls athletics.

“I feel extremely fortunate and blessed to be joining an amazing high school family,” said Dukes. “I am so excited to continue to serve others.”

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