Phone: (940)497-4031


Degrees and Certifications:

Texas Principal Certification EC-12 University of North Texas Master of Education Higher Education, Student Affairs University of North Texas Bachelor of Sociology Minor in Communication Studies

Russell J Lopez

Assistant Principal

I am proudly serving my fourth year as an Administrator at Lake Dallas High School.  Prior to joining the Lake Dallas team, I worked in Higher Education at the University of North Texas for 6 years, followed by 6 years at the Middle School level in Denton ISD.  I value building relationships, strong moral character, kindness, respect, and a conviction to do the right thing.  I have worn many hats in education, including teacher, coach, team lead, and bus driver to name a few, and I know the challenges that our students, families, teachers, and staff face on a daily basis.  I am married to the most amazing and beautiful wife in the whole world, and the Lord has blessed us with two of the sweetest and most beautiful little girls that He has ever made. 

My philosophy is that 99% of life (and education) can be mastered by treating others the right way, doing the right thing, and with hard work.

"In this world you will have trouble. But take courage, I have overcome the world." -John 16:33

Do the right thing, and suffer the consequences. -Unknown

"Trust in the Lord with all your heart and do not lean on your own understanding. In all your ways acknowledge Him, and he will make your paths straight." -Proverbs 3:5-6

A life is not important except in the impact it has on other lives.  -Jackie Robinson

Hard work - pays off!!