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Tomball Independent School District

Tomball ISD Recognizes its 2023-2024 Paraprofessionals of the Year

Tomball ISD Recognizes its 2023-2024 Paraprofessionals of the Year

TOMBALL - Tomball ISD Administration had the chance to celebrate the incredible impact of two deserving staff members in Lakewood Elementary’s Lisa Brown and Central Office’s Becky Devlin as they were named 2023-2024 District Paraprofessionals of the Year.

Both Brown and Devlin have dedicated years to Tomball ISD and have played an instrumental role, either in an instructional or administrative position, to support the needs of Tomball ISD and its students, staff, and families.


Lisa Brown - Lakewood Elementary

Lisa Brown - Para of the Year

Lisa Brown has served in Tomball ISD and at Lakewood Elementary as a paraprofessional for the last 12 years.

Brown: What is the best part about your job?
“The best part of my job is getting to interact with and support the students and staff on a daily basis.”

Brown: What has kept you in Tomball ISD?
“I love that Tomball ISD is a small district with strong community involvement.  I am not only an employee, but I also reside in the district and am a parent in the district.”

LES Principal Deanna Porter:

“Lisa Brown truly embodies the spirit of the TISD Paraprofessional of the Year. Her dedication knows no bounds – always willing to jump in wherever needed, she builds positive relationships with students, staff, and parents, creating a warm and supportive environment for everyone in our school community. Her infectious smile and can-do attitude make her an invaluable member of the Lakewood Elementary family!”


Becky Devlin - Central Office

Becky Devlin - Para of the Year

Becky Devlin has served 21 years in Tomball ISD and the last 12 years as the Executive Assistant to the Chief Operating Officer at Central Office. She brings an immense amount of experience to this role, having also served as a campus paraprofessional for over 10 years.

Devlin: What is the best part about your job? What has kept you in Tomball ISD?
“The relationships I’ve formed with staff, students and parents through the years in Tomball ISD have always been the best part of my job. This team, within my department and across the district, is more than just co-workers; we are a family who are always ready to support each other. Each day is a new adventure and I love being part of making a positive difference for others.   I am thankful to be able to work with people who hold themselves to a high standard of service and inspire me every day.”

Chief Operating Officer Dr. Steven Gutierrez
"Becky is a tremendous asset to the Operating Services Team and Tomball ISD. She has provided continuous support of Operating Services' nine departments and was instrumental in the successful execution of the District Zone Reset from planning back in August to the final vote in January. She always has a positive outlook and a smile on her face to help any and all staff members and the public. She often is the first person a parent will speak to with questions or concerns in the District and handles them with care while always championing TISD and its staff. Her positive attitude, quality of work, and impact on major District initiatives is a testament to her kind and caring nature, and we are lucky to have her in Tomball ISD and recognize her as the District Administrative Paraprofessional of the Year."

Both Brown and Devlin will also be honored at Tomball ISD’s A+ Awards Ceremony on May 14.

Tomball ISD educates students to become responsible, productive citizens by providing innovative, individually rigorous, and personally valuable educational experiences. Founded in 1908, Tomball ISD now encompasses 83 square miles in northwest Harris County and southwest Montgomery County, and is located approximately 30 miles from downtown Houston. The district currently educates over 22,000 students across 23 campuses.

  • 2023-2024
  • Becky Devlin
  • LES
  • Lisa Brown
  • Operating Services
  • Paras of the Year