After an extensive interview process, Lapeer Community Schools Superintendent Matt Wandrie is excited to announce two members of the leadership team of Lapeer High School. The team will be comprised of a fresh face alongside a very familiar one.
Former Durand High School principal Doug Lindsay will fill the vacancy created by the departure of Lapeer East High School Principal Scott Roper. Lindsay will lead East through its final year before the merger of the schools in September 2014. At that time, he will assume the role of Chief Academic Officer, co-principal of Lapeer High School.
Tim Zeeman, current Lapeer West High School principal, will stay in that role for the school’s final year. He will then transition into his role as Chief Operations Officer (co-principal) at Lapeer High School.
“We’re excited not only about this team, but about a new academic structure we believe is best for students,” Wandrie said. “These two men are highly-qualified and are similarly excited about the opportunity this transition represents.”
Wandrie said the remaining administrative positions for Lapeer High School will come in the next few weeks.
Earlier this year, the LCS Board of Education unanimously approved the consolidation of East and West High Schools into Lapeer High School starting in the 2014-15 school year. The decision, based in part on declining enrollment and population decline, will allow the District to focus all of its resources on one high school program.
“The future is bright for Lapeer Community Schools,” Wandrie said. “Identifying the leaders who will articulate our positive message throughout this transition process is among the first and most important steps in the process. There are plenty more to come.”
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