Mrs. Wood
Susan Wood, the principal at Lake Jackson Intermediate School, is an exemplary educator and administrator.  She began her teaching career in Lubbock, Texas.  She then moved to Lake Jackson in 1991 joining the Brazoswood Independent School District family.   After five distinguished years teaching Math, History, and Computers at O.M. Roberts Elementary and one year teaching Math at Rasco, Susan began her journey seeking a greater impact in student education.  She sought a broader platform from which she could speak directly to the lives of both teachers and students and affect their educational experiences with a positive approach.  In 1998, Susan began her first year as an administrator at Brazoswood High School. During her time at Brazoswood, Susan assisted in the ground-breaking and opening of the new Ninth-Grade campus.  In addition to her administrative role at Brazoswood, Susan served as assistant principal at Brazosport High School and Lake Jackson Intermediate School.
Susan’s education began with her Associate of Arts Degree in Education and Psychology from Southwestern A/G University.  She remained a stay-at-home mom until her youngest child began kindergarten, at which time she went back to school to continue further with her education.  Susan then received a Bachelor of Science in Interdisciplinary Studies in Elementary Education with a major in Education and a minor in English from Lubbock Christian University.  Following graduation, she started her teaching career.  Concurrent with her full-time teaching career, she continued her education and received her Master’s in Educational Leadership from the University of St. Thomas.

According to Susan, education has always been a very significant aspect of her life.  As a young child, she had a “classroom” filled with her sisters, brother, neighbors, and beloved pets. Susan has been married for 39 years; and she and her husband have four biological daughters, two foster sons, and 11 grandchildren.  Susan has dedicated her life to the care and welfare of children because she loves and cares deeply for all children.

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“If your actions inspire others to dream more, learn more, do more, and become more, you are a leader.”

am very excited to begin my second year as an assistant principal at Lake Jackson Intermediate School. I began my career in education fourteen years ago teaching 7th and 8th-grade mathematics. I received my Bachelor's degree in Education from the University of Northern Iowa and my Master's Degree in Education Administration from Lamar University. I believe that my role as an administrator is to enhance our students' education by promoting a positive school culture and learning environment.

n my spare time, I enjoy running and coaching my two children in soccer, basketball, and baseball. My family is very proud to be involved in Brazosport ISD-- my wife is a librarian in the district and we have a daughter in the third  grade and a son in first grade. We live, work, and play in Lake Jackson and love being a part of this great community.

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Harland Hoppock is excited to join the LJI family. He comes to us in his 18th year in education, previously serving in Pasadena ISD and Columbia-Brazoria ISD before coming to BISD last year as Assistant Principal at the Lighthouse Learning Center.

arland is a believer that school is more than a 8-4 job; it is a community. He believes his role is to be a positive influence on the behaviors and actions of students, and to encourage and support students to be involved in school activities.

arland’s education after high school began at San Jacinto College in Pasadena, Texas where he earned an Associate of Arts in Education. He received his Bachelor of Science degree from Indiana University, followed by his Master’s in Education Administration from Lamar University.

uring his spare time he enjoys travelling, woodworking, and spending time with family and friends. He has one son in college at Vanderbilt University in Nashville, and one at Brazoswood High School.

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Mr. Hoppock
Harland Hoppock
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