La Mesa
  • Jennifer Hughey | Principal 

    This is my first year as the proud principal of La Mesa Elementary. I started my teaching career 13 years ago. I taught kindergarten, 1st grade, 4th grade, 5th grade reading, and 5th grade math. After teaching for 10 yeras, I stepped out of the classroom and became an instructional coach. After just one year, I moved to the central office and became the Elementary Coordinator for Teaching and Learning. This past fall I came over to La Mesa as an assistant principal and then over Christmas break I transitioned into the role of principal.

    I attended Southwestern Oklahoma State University, in Weatherford, Oklahoma. After teaching several years I went back and received my masters degree from Northern Arizona University. I am married to Landon, who is a basketball coach at Wayland Baptist University. We have two daughters, Remie and Ruthie. When I’m not at school, I enjoy being outside with my girls and going to sporting events at Wayland.

La Mesa Staff
  • Dana Marchman | Counselor 

    I am Dana Marchman and I am the La Mesa school counselor and campus testing coordinator.  I have been in education for almost 28 years, 17 years as a counselor.  I graduated from West Texas A&M University with a Bachelor’s in Education and then received my Master‘s degree from Sul Ross State University.  My interests are reading, watching sports and baking!


  • Jodie La France | Assistant Principal

  • Michelle Williams | Nurse