The Lubbock ISD Board of Trustees Thursday morning named two new principals and approved a set of salary increases.

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Angelica Roman will become the new principal for Estacado High School (pictured, left). She replaces Jimmy Moore, who will leave Lubbock ISD to become the president of the Children’s Home of Lubbock.

According to Lubbock ISD, Roman has served as an assistant & associate principal at Estacado High School for the past five years. She earned a bachelor’s degree from Texas Tech University plus two master’s degrees, one in educational leadership and one in special education.

Lubbock ISD Superintendent Dr. Berhl Robertson, Jr. said: "Angelica is strong academically and tough. She had great mentors in Sam Ayers and Jimmy Moore. She’s been a great associate and proven herself ready to be the principal. Estacado will continue to move forward."

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Esla Montes (pictured, right) will become the new principal at Hodges Elementary School. Montes has been an elementary school principal at two other campuses for Lubbock ISD. Superintendent Robertson said of Montes, "Elsa is always willing to do what’s necessary to meet the needs of kids. She has a proven track record of success."

Finally, Lubbock ISD announced the board approved a salary increase for all employees that averages out to two percent. Instructional Support personnel will receive pay increases above the two percent. In addition, Superintendent Robertson also received a two percent salary increase.

The trustees also approved an increase for the new starting teacher salary to $43,000.