I am honored and excited to be serving as Principal of Fort Lupton Middle School. I love the family atmosphere of the school and district. We're small enough to develop strong relationships and know one another beyond basic staff, student, and family interactions. I look forward to getting to know the families and greater Ft. Lupton community as the years progress.
I come from a long line of educators. Many of my aunts and cousins, my brother, both of my grandmothers have worked in education. My maternal grandmother ran an alternative school out of her home which served as a boarding house in the early to mid 1900s. She helped students who had just arrived in the United States and needed newcomer help and language skills before entering the traditional public school in town. She also helped students who needed alternative education skills before entering traditional public education.
I began my studies thinking I would be a German professor, but luckily I found my way to middle school education. I am fluent in both German and Spanish and have taught both at the university, community college, and secondary levels. Besides German and Spanish, I have taught language arts, social studies, study skills, Spanish for Native Speakers and am a certified instructor of yoga for children. After 15 years of teaching, I moved into administration and completed my post-master's certificate in educational administration from the University of North Carolina- Greensboro. I have taught in private and public schools, with administration experience in private, charter, and public schools.
I look forward to working with all of you and getting to know your students.
Winifred Lezine, Principal