Fambrough promoted to Chief Human Resource Officer at LISD



The Lockhart Independent School District announced the promotion of Susan Fambrough to chief human resource officer. Fambrough joined the district as the director of human resources in July 2022, bringing 27 years of experience in public education. In this past year, she implemented changes in the human resources department to strengthen systems and enhance service delivery.

“I am honored to join the superintendent’s cabinet team to collaboratively support the district’s goal to cultivate an environment where our employees choose Lockhart Independent School District,” Fambrough said. “By taking care of our staff, they can focus on providing our Lions the best possible education experience.”

Prior to joining Lockhart ISD, Fambrough served as the chief learning officer at Eanes ISD. In addition to overseeing curriculum, instruction, and assessment (CIA), and all professional learning for the school district, she created and delivered new teacher and returning teacher professional development for the district. Fambrough worked closely with the chief human resources officer to support the staffing and hiring needs for the CIA department as well as for every school districtwide.

Other accomplishments as the chief learning officer include being selected by the superintendent to participate with him and the deputy superintendent in the Holdsworth Leadership Institute and leading a team of employees in creating the district’s leadership definition. Additionally, Fambrough led a committee to engage teachers and review feedback on how to improve the teacher evaluation system, resulting in effective and needed changes. 

Prior to becoming chief learning officer, Fambrough served 13 years as a principal in Eanes, Quannah, Leander, Breckenridge, and Seymour ISDs. Her excellence in leadership earned the Texas Elementary School Principals and Supervisors Association TEPSAN of the Year award in 2016 for Region 9. She additionally served six years as an assistant principal at Pflugerville ISD, during which she earned the Humanitarian of the Year award in 2003. Her campus administrator roles provided her with extensive experience in screening and hiring staff to match the needs of campuses as well as coaching teachers and staff with leadership potential to grow to unlock their potential. She has a wealth of knowledge and first-hand understanding of how best to support Lockhart ISD principals with their recruitment and retention needs. 

In 2001, Fambrough worked in school public relations in Pflugerville ISD, overseeing communication, marketing, and media relations for the district. She provided extensive training in media communications to staff. 

Fambrough served as a middle school English Language Arts teacher from 1995 -2001, assisted in opening a new campus, and provided leadership as the English department chair. She also earned Teacher of the Year for her campus and won the district’s Secondary Teacher of the Year for Pflugerville ISD. 

“Ms. Fambrough’s record of being Locked on Excellence with a LockHeart for People makes her a natural choice for this opportunity,” Superintendent Mark Estrada said. “I am proud to see her grow in leadership, unlocking her potential.” 

Fambrough will assume her new role on May 15 as Chief of Staff Christina Courson begins a new leadership opportunity at the Hays CISD as its Chef HR Officer. The district will not fill the director of human resources position vacated by Fambrough at this time.

With Courson’s departure, Communication Specialist Heather Smith will continue leading the district’s communication in her current role, providing the opportunity for her to unlock potential in her leadership journey.

These moves are part of a strategic realignment by Lockhart ISD to maximize resources as the district faces budget challenges due to decreased state funding and attendance this school year. 

Fambrough earned a Bachelor of Arts in English with a Minor in Education from the University of Southern Maine and a Master of Science in Curriculum and Instruction from Baylor University.


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