Welcome to the 2018-19 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 Welcome to the 2017-18 school year at Le Pera Elementary School. My name is Brian Wedemeyer, and I am truly honored to serve as your principal. Here is a little about myself: It seems hard to believe I am already starting my fourth year at Le Pera. Prior to arriving here, I worked as an English teacher and varsity baseball/girls basketball coach at Parker High School. In total, I have more than 12 years in education. I spent the previous 20 years as a reporter and editor at daily and weekly newspapers in Lake Havasu City and Central California.
I am a proud Parker High School graduate of 1986, and I’m also a proud Veteran of Operation Desert Storm as an Air Force photojournalist. I served as a Lake Havasu City Council member from 2006 to 2010. I have two daughters, Hailey and Kassidi, who recently graduated from PHS and are now attending college. My son, Tillman, is a 7th-grader at Le Pera.
I remain totally committed to providing your child with a high-quality education in a safe and positive learning environment. We will continue to embrace a growth mindset, which encourages our staff and students to strive to improve no matter what their current proficiency level might be. The words, “I can’t,” are not allowed. All of us, adults and children, believe we can and will strive to get a little better every day. This is what we mean when we say, “REBELS RISE.”
I welcome all parents, guardians and community members to come and see all the great things happening at Le Pera Elementary School. If you ever have any questions or concerns, please don’t hesitate to contact me at the school.