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New Extension Agent Starts October 1st

August 14, 2023 – The new Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service Family and Community Health agent for Hopkins County was officially welcomed by the Commissioners Court on Monday.

Lisa Sprague, center, starts October 1st, 2023

Johanna Hicks, former Family and Community Health agent for Hopkins County was on hand to welcome Lisa Sprague. Hicks retired after nearly three decades serving East Texas residents. She officially retired January 31, 2023.

Sprague most recently worked at the North Hopkins ISD. Her public profile gave details on her education and qualifications:

Sprague graduated from Sulphur Springs HIgh School in 1993. She worked in several professions before deciding to go back to college and complete my degree in education and graduated from Stephen F. Austin University in May 2014.

Degrees and Certifications:
Bachelor’s Degree in Interdisciplinary Studies with a focus on English.

TEA Certifications:

4-8 ELAR

7-12 ELAR


Family & Consumer Sciences Composite 7-12

Sprague will need to complete more training provided by the State of Texas. She will also spend time in the Titus County Extension office observing and learning from another Family and Community Health agent.

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