Trenton ISD is proud to announce the teachers and paraprofessional of the month. Tonya Lambright was chosen for the middle school teacher of the month.
Tonya Lambright was born and raised in Hooks, Texas. She attended East Texas State University in Commerce as a marketing major, where she met her husband, Allen. They moved to Trenton in January, 1999, and have three children. Cody is twenty years old, and graduated from Trenton High School in 2014. He is a junior at Crowley’s Ridge College in Paragould Arkansas, majoring in Sports Management and is also a catcher for the Crowley’s Ridge Pioneer Baseball team. Justin is fifteen and a sophomore at Trenton High School. He is a member of Beta and a starting pitcher and first baseman for the Trenton Tigers. Kylie is 8 years old and in second grade. She plays softball and loves working in her garden with her daddy.
After running a daycare in her home for many years, Tonya went back to college in 2012. She graduated from Texas A&M Commerce in August of 2013 with a Liberal Studies degree, and began work on her teaching certificate. She was hired as a teacher’s aide for Trenton Middle School in August, and earned her teaching certificate during this time. In 2014 she was hired as the 7th grade ELAR teacher. She now teaches 8th grade ELAR, 7th and 8th grade Performing Arts, 5th grade computers and is the Middle School One-Act Play director.
Serving on the Trenton ISD school board for 9 years, Tonya developed a deep understanding of school finance and budgeting, policy and procedure, and how a school’s administration should work closely with its teachers to develop a strong relationship of trust and mutual respect. She feels that serving on the board also helped her in the classroom. Serving on the board gave her a better understanding of what teachers deal with and go through on a daily basis. “I’m convinced that, other than being a parent, the hardest job in this world is being a teacher. Even though you go to college, and get all the training the state says you need, there is nothing that truly prepares you for the classroom other than the experience in it. It can truly be the hardest job, but it can also be the most rewarding.”
Tonya has many hobbies, including reading, singing, spending time with her family, and watching baseball and softball. Her favorite baseball teams are the Trenton Tigers baseball and softball teams, and the Texas Rangers.