Lesher Middle School

an IB World School

About Us

Named for David B. Lesher, long-term PSD superintendent, Lesher Middle School, an ideal representation of international school design, opened in fall 1960 and operates as an ever-evolving professional learning community. We completed a $3.7 million remodel in fall 2006 resulting in a new media center, a new art room, and a new fitness center.

Annual Traditions

  • Back-to-School Night in August
  • Nordic Fest in September
  • 5th Grade Open House and Curriculum Fair in January
  • 8th Grade Pool Party in May
  • Geography Bee (Social Studies Dept.)
  • Summer Trip to Europe (World Language Dept.)
  • Grade Level Trips to Lincoln Center
  • 50s/60s Day (7th Grade)
  • Book Talks (Language Arts Dept.)
  • Drama Productions (Annie 2006, Aladdin 2007, Little Shop of Horrors 2008, Bye, Bye, Birdie 2009)
  • Quarterly Pep Rallies and Dances, Weekly Blue - Gold Spirit Days (Where Everybody Belongs - WEB)
  • CSU Little Shop of Physics (Science Dept.)
  • 34 PSD Athletic Championships in 15 different Boys and Girls Team Sports
  • Lesher Fest on the last day of school

History of Leadership

Principal History

  • 2005 – present       Tom Dodd
  • 1993 – 05                Ed Ginty
  • 1981 – 93                Tom Kaufman
  • 1978 – 81                Roger Hamilton
  • 1967 – 78                Earl Knox
  • 1960 – 67                Wayne Emery

Assistant Principal History

  • 2014 – present                        Angel Herrick
  • 2011 – 12 & 2013 – present     Waren Morrow (2012-13 Dean, Lesher Middle School)
  • 2009 – 11 & 2012 – 2014         Deon Davis (2011-12 Interim Principal, Lopez Elem. School)
  • 1997 – 09                                    Mike Grigg
  • 1995 – 97                                    Dierdre Cook
  • 1986 – 95                                    Rudy Garcia
  • 1981 – 86                                    Craig Lukatich
  • 1978 – 81                                    Hal Kinard
  • 1975 – 78                                    Faith Hamre
  • 1967 – 75                                    Ron Sisson
  • 1963 – 67                                    Earl Knox
  • 1960 – 63                                    Forest Dillinger

Dean History

  • 2012 – 13                                   Waren Morrow

IB Coordinator History

  • 2014 – present                          Jenna Ellingson
  • 2013 – 14                                   Tom Dodd/Deon Davis/Waren Morrow
  • 2011 – 13                                    Daniel Gallegos
  • 2009 – 11                                    Janice Martinez
  • 2004 – 09                                    Beth Wilms
  • 2002 – 04                                    Kathy Steinbach
  • 2000 – 02                                    Lynn Bogard