New school year brings changes to LCMCISD administration
Little Cypress-Mauriceville CISD will have a few changes in administrators during the 2013-2014 school year. The year will begin with Patti Steele and Jason Yeaman in assistant principal roles at Little Cypress Elementary and Little Cypress-Mauriceville High School, respectively.
Patti Steele has taught at Mauriceville Elementary and served as the math acceleration teacher at Little Cypress Intermediate. She says, “I am a proud educator in the LCM family.” Steele is beginning her nineteenth year in education, with 16 of those being with LCM CISD.
Jason Yeaman is a Bridge City High School graduate who received both his undergraduate and Master Degrees at Lamar University. His nine years in the classroom include service at Bridge City, Nederland, Orangefield and LCM districts, and one year as assistant principal at Orangefield Junior High.
There will be several personnel changes at the beginning of the second semester, following the retirement of Kathy Finch, Director of Elementary Curriculum and Instruction. Finch, housed in the District’s Central Office, will be followed by Julia Dickerson, currently principal at Little Cypress Intermediate. Michael Ridout, who is the assistant principal over the Ninth Grade Academy at LCM HS, will move to LCI as principal. His successor will be Ryan DuBose, science teacher and coach at LCM HS.
Julia Dickerson not only student-taught at LCM, but has been with the District for twenty years. She taught first and third grades and first grade PLUS at LCE. She was the assistant principal there for five years, and has served as principal at Little Cypress Intermediate, the fourth and fifth grade campus, for the past five years.
Michael Ridout will move to Little Cypress Intermediate School in January 2014. Mr. Ridout is starting his thirteenth year in the LCM school district; for the past five years, he has served as assistant principal over the Ninth Grade Academy on the high school campus. According to Ridout, “I have spent my entire career in youth ministry and education and feel honored to be a part of the lives of the children in our district.”
Ryan DuBose is beginning his fourth year at LCM HS and his fourth in education. He has coached football, girls’ basketball, and track. DuBose was freshman football head coach for two years and varsity receivers coach for the last two. In the classroom, he taught physics, integrated physics, chemistry, and biology. He is a two-time teacher of the year nominee and has a Bachelor in biology with a minor in chemistry and a Masters in business administration – finance.
Photo from left, Julia Dickerson (Principal at LCI, will be Director of Curriculum and Instruction in January), Michael Ridout (Assistant Principal at LCM HS, will be Principal at LCI in January), Patti Steele, (Math Acceleration Teacher at LCI is now Assistant Principal at LCE), Ryan Dubose (Science Teacher at LCM HS will be Assistant Principal at LCM HS in January), and Jason Yeaman (former Assistant Principal at Orangefield Junior High is now an Assistant Principal at LCM HS.)