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[Elementary Discipline Policy]

BIG CHANGES at Lindsay Elementary

Welcome to another great year at Lindsay Elementary!  We’ve got big changes to tell you about. We have some new faces that I am excited for you to meet, and we’ve moved a few classrooms around. But those are not the kind of big changes I’m talking about. Sometimes big changes are so gradual you don’t notice them.

I recently saw a first grader and a sixth grader working together and thought, “WOW! Look how much they change during their years at LES!” In these buildings and with the coaching of these teachers and staff members, they grow from 5 year-olds coming to school for the first time to 12 year-olds ready for middle school/high school. During these years, while working to build a solid foundation in reading, math, science and social studies, we also help the students learn to be kind, respectful, and confident. The teachers and staff at Lindsay Elementary take our role in these big, gradual changes very seriously! 

The thing about gradual change is that it happens a little every day. It’s the daily routines and habits that make a difference… habits like checking the planner, completing homework, getting plenty of rest, and limiting screen time, to name a few. We need your help and ask that you work with the teacher to help your child succeed in the classroom. I know you will enjoy every minute of watching them learn and grow. And then, before you know it, the gradual changes become BIG changes!

What a great thing we have going here in Lindsay. There are such high expectations and standards. Sometimes, I think Lindsay is the best-kept secret around! We look forward to hearing from you and working with you to make it a great year for your child. If I can help you in any way, please contact me.

Pat Autry, Principal

Principal Autry


A native of Mississippi, Mr. Autry completed his Bachelor of Music Education at Mississippi State University.  In 1991, he moved to Whitesboro to be the band director at Whitesboro High School. While there, he met and married his wife, Sharon Lovejoy Autry, and has called North Central Texas home ever since.

Having completed a masters degree in Educational Administration at the University of North Texas, Mr. Autry has served the students of Texas as both a principal and assistant principal. As a principal, he led a group of teachers and students in a Region 10 technology pilot project called "The Future is Now," and was asked by Region 10 to report on the project in a workshop at SXSWedu in Austin.

In his spare time, Pat enjoys traveling and spending time with his family. He and his wife and best friend Sharon have been married 25 years and have three children: Brittlea, Crislynn, and Davis.