Welcome to a new school year at Le Pera Elementary School! My name is Mr. Brian Wedemeyer, and I am honored to serve as your principal. Here is a little bit about myself. I arrived at Le Pera Elementary with about 8 years of experience in education. I hold a master’s degree in educational leadership from Grand Canyon University and a bachelor’s degree in elementary education from Northern Arizona University. For two years, I taught sophomore English at Parker High School. I was also the head coach of both the varsity baseball and girls basketball teams.
In previous years, I have served as a vice principal, instructional coach and department chair. I graduated from Parker High School in 1986 before entering the U.S. Air Force as a photojournalist. As a proud Veteran of Operation Desert Storm, I also have more than 20 years of experience as a newspaper editor and reporter. I also served as a Lake Havasu City Council Member from 2006 to 2010. I have two children attending Parker Unified schools. My oldest daughter graduated from Parker High School in 2016 and is now studying law at the University of Arizona.
I want you to know that I am 100-percent committed to providing your child with a high-quality education, plus a safe and positive learning environment.
You should also know that this is going to be one of the most challenging years in recent history for both teachers and students at Le Pera. We will fully implement new Arizona standards in the various subjects in order to better prepare your child for high school, college and the work force. Parents, with your involvement, I truly believe we can make this one of the best years ever at Le Pera Elementary School. Go REBELS!