Patricia Adams Collins Lambert

Patricia Adams Collins Lambert and Howard Lambert

Paying only $50 restitution in a year’s time toward a half-million-dollar bill owed to Beaumont ISD stakeholders, the federal government had to take additional measures to ensure that former school district assistant superintendent and high school principal Patricia Adams Collins Lambert paid back the money she admittedly stole from students in Beaumont.

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Patricia Adams Collins Lambert, the former Beaumont Independent School District Assistant Superintendent and Central High School principal who admitted to embezzling $500,000 from the school district and conspiring with others to cheat on state-mandated standardized tests, had one last shot to show a federal judge why she shouldn’t be sentenced to the maximum penalty allowed under a plea deal she arranged with prosecutors in December 2015.

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Although supported by her colleagues, peers and the com­munity at large, Beaumont Independent School District employee Sharon Hendrix failed to garner the support of the BISD school board majority Jan.

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