Dr. Tony Tipton comes to Lumberton from Little Elm ISD, a
fast-growth district in the Dallas-Fort Worth Metroplex, where he
served as the Executive Director for Innovation. Tipton has held a
wide variety of unique district-level leadership roles including
Career & Technical Education, Marketing, Communications,
Strategic Partnerships, Innovative Programming, College-Career
Readiness, and Digital Learning. Tipton currently also heads a
variety of leadership development programs and special
assignment projects for Little Elm.
Dr. Tipton has been an educator for 25 years serving in several districts across Texas as a teacher, coach, assistant principal, associate principal, and building principal, plus central office leadership roles. He and his family also spent two years in Costa Rica where he was an administrator at a bilingual high school. Tony received his Bachelor’s Degree and Superintendent Certification from Stephen F. Austin State University in Nacogdoches, Texas and his Master’s Degree in Educational Administration & Policy Studies from The University of Texas at Arlington. He earned his Doctoral Degree in Educational Leadership from Texas A&M University-Commerce in 2015. Tony has been married to his wife, Tina, for over 20 years.Tony & Tina have two children. Tyler will be a freshman at the University of Tulsa in the fall where he will be a placekicker for the Golden Hurricane Football Team. Their youngest son, Tanner, who is also a placekicker, will be a freshman at Lumberton High School. Tony and Tina love watching their boys play sports! They also share a mutual passion for exercise, fitness, and anything outdoors. “I am so excited to join the Lumberton ISD family! I felt a strong connection with the Board of Trustees from the first time we met and I am thrilled to have this opportunity. I can’t wait to get to know the community and start building lasting relationships with everyone in Lumberton. I bring a relentless passion for student achievement every day because we don’t have any time to waste when it comes to educating our kids. I believe that strong public schools are the thread that binds a community together, and now, more than ever, our schools need to be a place of learning and hope for kids."
Dr. Tony Tipton