Meet the Board

The Lockhart ISD Board of Trustees is composed of seven members. Four trustees are elected from single-member-districts, and three are elected at-large. Trustees are elected to serve three-year terms.

They provide vision and leadership to the school district, advocating for public education and making decisions that best serve the needs of children. The LISD Board of Trustees functions under the laws of the State of Texas in establishing district policy. Board Meetings are open to the public except for designated executive sessions held in accordance with Texas Open Meeting Laws.

The current Board officers are President Brenda Spillmann, Vice President Carl Cisneros, and Secretary Tom Guyton. Learn more about all of the Board members below.

Brenda SpillmannDistrict #2
Brenda Spillmann
President
brenda.spillmann@lockhart.txed.net
PO Box 627 
Lockhart, TX 78644
Mobile: 512-565-0017
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Term Expires: November 2020

Brenda Spillmann is currently serving her third term on the LISD Board. FIrst elected in 2008, Spillmann’s service includes leadership roles as vice-president (2012-2015) and president (2015-present).

She is a lifelong resident of the Caldwell County area. She and her husband, Doug Spillmann own Hanson Equipment in Lockhart, TX. They have two sons, Tyler, who just graduated in 2015 and attending college, and Ryan, who is a senior, graduating June 2017 from Lockhart High School and attending college in the fall.

Spillmann previously worked as a workers compensation adjuster before choosing to focus on raising her two sons. As a parent, she volunteered in the community for “Little Dribblers” as well as in her children’s school PTA. Seeing an opportunity to positively impact even more children, Spillmann ran and was elected to the LISD Board of Trustees.

“We are in the kid education business. I want every child to feel welcome, loved, and supported in our schools so they can successfully pursue their dreams. They are truly our future, and they deserve the best opportunities to prepare for the future.”

Carl M. CisnerosDistrict #1
Carl M. Cisneros
Vice President
carl.cisneros@lockhart.txed.net
402 Laredo Street 
Lockhart, TX 78644
Mobile: 512-227-4550
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Term Expires: November 2020

Carl M. Cisneros was elected as a member of the Board of Trustees in November 2012. He was born into a military family and traveled a lot. However, Lockhart has always been his home base.

Mr. Cisneros graduated from Cristobal High School, Panama Canal Zone, but attended Lockhart schools during many of his school years. His higher education was spent at Texas State University, Austin Community College, and Capital City Trade and Technical School (CCTTS) in Austin, TX. His past employment was working for Thermon in San Marcos, TX doing electrical Wiring and Testing, and Motorola working in the Semi-Conductor Field. He currently works for the United States Postal Service as a letter carrier and clerk.

Mr. Cisneros served in various volunteer organizations or capacities throughout his time in Lockhart, is a blood donor in Austin and Lockhart, and has volunteered at the Austin Area Food Bank.

"I have always felt the desire to help and serve, which reminds me of team achievement. I feel that helping others gives you a better perspective of life in general."

Tom GuytonAt Large
Tom Guyton
Secretary
tom.guyton@lockhart.txed.net
507 Shelleys Cove
Lockhart, TX 78644
Mobile: 512-791-9092
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Term Expires: November 2018

Tom Guyton is serving his second term on the LISD Board. First elected in 2009, Guyton’s service includes a leadership role as Board secretary since June 2015.

Guyton grew up attending Lockhart public schools, graduating from Lockhart High School. He then continued his studies at University of Texas and Huston-Tillotson University, earning a bachelor’s degree in psychology, and later earning a Masters in Education from the University of Phoenix. He is certified at all music levels.

Guyton is currently the director of bands for Del Valle ISD.

Guyton’s other volunteer work has included service on committees for the City of Lockhart as well as school district committees prior to his election.

He has a loving and supportive wife and is the proud father of three "perfect" daughters.

"My father served on the Board, and we were always taught that we should give back to our community. My service on the Board is my way of giving back to my community."

Becky LockhartDistrict #3
Becky Lockhart
Member
Becky.Lockhart@lockhart.txed.net 
Mobile: 512-376-8114
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Term Expires: November 2020

Becky Lockhart is serving her second term on the LISD Board, recently elected in 2016. She previously served on the Board from 2000-2003.

Lockhart grew up attending Lockhart public schools, graduating from Lockhart High School. She currently works as a program specialist at Texas State University, where she has worked for 20 years.

She has been married to Sam Lockhart for 35 years, and together they have three sons: Sam, Jr., Ryan, and Nolan. All three are graduates of Lockhart High School.

Warren BurnettDistrict #4
Warren Burnett
Member
Warren.Burnett@lockhart.txed.net
Mobile: 512-801-9648
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Term Expires: November 2020

Warren Burnett has been a resident of Lockhart for 18 years. He is a graduate of Bastrop High School. He and his wife, Nicole Burnett, Director of Golden Age Home Assisted Living have 2 children; 3rd grade and 3 years old. Warren is also the owner and operator of Burnett Masonry Construction.

Warren has experience working in the education system in Bastrop ISD focusing on emotional disturbed teens. He continues to volunteer with junior high and high school programs through First Lockhart Baptist Church and several other community events.

 

Warren is active in the community serving on the Parks & Recreation Advisory Board as well as the President of The Ridge at Lockhart HOA.

Warren is a deacon at First Lockhart Baptist Church. You will also find him volunteering alongside his wife with the Lockhart Kiwanis Club.

Warren believes in hard work, respect and striving to leave things better. His lifelong love for sports has taught him to be a team player. He is not a politician. Warren is a family man trying to make a difference for his children and the lives of the children around him.

Michael WrightAt Large
Michael Wright
Member
michael.wright@lockhart.txed.net 
409 San Jacinto
Lockhart, TX 78644
Home: 512-376-5660
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Term Expires: November 2018

Michael Wright was elected as an At-Large Member of the Board of Trustees in November 2014. He is a graduate of Lockhart public schools and obtained his degree from Texas State University in Business Administration. He is currently retired from the Texas Water Development Board after 34 years of service.

Michael and his wife, Janie, have been married 34 years and are lifelong residents of Lockhart. His wife dedicated 38 years working for the Lockhart School District before retiring in 2016. They have two children--Michael Martin Wright and Amanda Wright, who are also both graduates of Lockhart High School.

Steve JohnsonAt Large
Steve Johnson
Member
steve.johnson@lockhart.txed.net
821 Guadalupe
Lockhart, TX 78644
Cell: 512-787-3777
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Term Expires: November 2018

Steve Johnson is serving his first term, elected to the LISD Board in 2014. During his term, he served as vice president from 2015-2016.

Johnson grew up in Lockhart and attended Lockhart High School. He later attended Shriner University on a scholarship for basketball, later transferring to Southwest Texas State University. Johnson has owned a retail business in the transportation industry for the past 11 years.

In addition to serving on the board, Johnson volunteered for nearly 20 years coaching children. His passion is in service to children, and this ultimately led him to serving on the LISD Board of Trustees. Johnson’s focus is on accountability, not only or students but also staff and leadership.

"I want to boost student learning. Kids are going into more demanding college and workforce environments. It is important for them to be prepared."

Johnson is married with two sons and a daughter, whom he loves very much.

 
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