Argyle ISD has hired Dona Lumsden as the new Argyle Middle School principal starting next school year.

Lumsden is taking over the role previously held by Scott Gibson, who served as AMS principal for 15 years until his passing in an out-of-state accident Jan. 27.

The details

Lumsden started in education in 2004 and has more than 15 years of combined experience in secondary administration and teaching. She joined AISD as an AMS assistant principal under Gibson in 2018 and currently serves as the Hilltop Elementary principal. She also served 14 years at Lake Dallas Middle School, according to the district.

“Argyle Middle School is where I fell in love with Argyle ISD, and I’m honored with the opportunity to return,” Lumsden said. “I know firsthand that it’s special to be a part of the AMS staff, and I’m excited to serve our students, families and community with them. It will be important to me to honor Scott Gibson and never forget the incredible legacy he has left for us to carry on.”

Also of note

Lumsden will remain at Hilltop Elementary through the end of the 2023-24 school year as she prepares for the transition. The process for hiring the next Hilltop Elementary principal is scheduled to begin in March.

“We are confident Mrs. Lumsden exemplifies the characteristics that the AMS teachers, parents and students prioritize and is committed to honoring the legacy of Mr. Gibson,” Superintendent Courtney Carpenter said. “She is an excellent leader, fosters relationships, and her valuable experience at the secondary school level will be instrumental to the continued success of AMS.”