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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!

Mrs. Tornberg, Lyon Assistant Principal

Ashley Tornberg-Assistant Principal

I am honored to serve my 18th year as one of the Assistant Principals at J.L Lyon Elementary. During my years in education I have been a 3rd and 4th grade teacher, as well as, a Math Instructional Coach. I attended the University of Mary Hardin - Baylor for my Undergraduate Degree and Lamar University for my Masters in Educational Leadership.

My family and I moved to Magnolia ISD in 2017, and I am the proud mother of two MISD students. We love the community where we live and work.  

Andrea Harper, Assistant Principal

Andrea Harper-Assistant Principal

My name is Andrea Harper. I have had the privilege to serve Magnolia ISD students and families since 2015. In 2021, I moved to Lyon Elementary. 

I received my undergraduate degree in Business Management at Georgia Tech and, later, earned my Master’s degree in Elementary Education from The University of Houston.

After gaining experience teaching primary, intermediate and junior high students, I continued my own educational journey and completed my Principal Certification at Houston Baptist University. 

I am here to serve the Lyon community, so please contact me if I can be of assistance in any way. 

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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 I'm here to serve our students.

Amy Rightmer, Academic Coordinator

Amy Rightmer- Academic Coordinator

This is my 25th 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.