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Erin Spangenberg-Principal

Teaching has been my passion since I was a young girl growing up in Beaumont, Texas.  My dad built a loft in our garage which I transformed into my own little schoolhouse. I spent my summers holding class for the neighborhood kids, even assigning homework!  My parents say they knew from the beginning that I was a born teacher!

After high school, I headed to Texas A&M University graduating in 1999 … WHOOP! I quickly found my way to Magnolia, teaching math at Magnolia 6th Grade and coaching cross country and track at Magnolia Jr. High.   What a rewarding time challenging kids to push themselves to success which led us to winning many district championships!

After completing my Master's in Administration at SHSU, my work with children continued when, in 2008, I became the assistant principal of NSE.  In 2013, I was honored to be named the principal of NSE. After working for three years as the Director of Student Success, I was extremely excited to get back with students at LES in 2018.

My family has been my biggest cheerleader throughout my journey in education.  I couldn’t have made it through all of my adventures without them. My husband Tim and I have three daughters, two at Texas A&M and one attends Magnolia West High School.  On most evenings and weekends you can find me in the gym watching them play volleyball or basketball. We also love to be outdoors on the lake or just hanging out.

I am so proud to be a part of the Lyon family.  I automatically fell in love with the students, staff, and community!  Part of what makes LES such a wonderful place is the support we receive from our community.  We would love for you to stop by, join the PTO, or just visit for lunch!

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Jennifer Harless-Assistant Principal

The 2022 school year will be my 14th year in Magnolia ISD. I began my journey in education 16 years ago in Bryan ISD after graduating from Texas A&M in 2006...WHOOP!!!! I have taught kindergarten, first grade, second grade, and fourth grade. I have also served as an instructional coach, district math/science specialist, and most recently, academic coordinator for Magnolia Intermediate.


I am so excited to be a part of the Lyon Family. Please contact me anytime if I can be of any assistance to you or your child.

Andrea Harper-Assistant Principal

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Jennifer Barrett-Counselor

My name is Jennifer Barrett.  I have been serving families in Magnolia ISD at Lyon Elementary since 1998.  I love working with children and my goal is to  help all students be their best selves.

As a school counselor I address academic achievement, career planning, and personal/social development through:

  • small group counseling
  • individual counseling
  • classroom/large group guidance
  • student observations
  • collaborating with parents, guardians, and teachers 
  • respond to school and emergency crisis
  • provide referral resources to organizations and agencies in the community

If at anytime you need my assistance please don't hesitate to contact me at 281-356-8115 or jbarrett@magnoliaisd.org I'm here to serve our students.

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Amy Rightmer- Academic Coordinator

This is my 24th year in education, and I am thrilled to serve Lyon Elementary School as the Academic Coordinator. I have worked as a teacher, and specialist at multiple levels and look forward to helping all our students meet their full potential.

I live in Magnolia with my husband, and our three children. We enjoy being outdoors and exploring the country.