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New principals named at five LPS elementary schools

Lincoln Public Schools on Friday proudly announced new principals at five elementary schools.

“These five new principals are great examples of people who have both the skills and the heart for leading our schools and the important work that happens in our classrooms every day,” said Jane Stavem, associate superintendent for Instruction at LPS. 

Congratulations to:

Chris Boden - McPhee Elementary

Chris Boden

Chris Boden who will be the new principal at McPhee Elementary School. Boden, currently assistant principal at Elliott Elementary School and previously coordinator at Elliott, also taught at Clinton, Cavett and Prescott elementary schools.  She earned her Bachelor’s degree from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln and her Master’s degrees from Doane College.

Stephanie Drake - Morley Elementary

Stephanie Drake

Stephanie Drake who will be the new principal at Morley Elementary School.  Drake is now assistant principal at Wysong Elementary School and, prior to that at LPS, served as coordinator at Zeman Elementary School and taught at Adams Elementary School. She earned her Bachelor’s degree at Buena Vista University, and her Master’s degrees at Concordia University and Doane College.

Lynn Fuller - Roper Elementary

Lynn Fuller

Lynn Fuller who will be the new principal at Roper Elementary School.  Fuller is currently assistant principal at West Lincoln Elementary School.  She has also served as Intervention Project Manager for the School Improvement grant at Elliott Elementary School, technology coach for LPS, and a teacher at Everett.  She earned her Bachelor’s degree from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, Master’s degree from the University of Florida in Gainesville, and her Doctorate from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln.  

Kellie Joy - Lakeview Elementary

Kellie Joy

Kellie Joy who will be the new principal at Lakeview Elementary School.  She is currently instructional coordinator for Lakeview and previously was instructional coach and co-chair of Continuous School Improvement for Clinton Elementary School, taught at Clinton and served as a Family Literacy Grant Facilitator. She earned her Bachelor’s degree at Nebraska Wesleyan University and a Master’s degree from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln.

Cheryl Richter - Fredstrom Elementary

Cheryl Richter

Cheryl Richter who will be the new principal at Fredstrom Elementary School. Richter is now coordinator at Fredstrom and, prior to that, was a teacher and team leader at Fredstrom. She earned her Bachelor’s degree at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln and her Master’s degrees from Doane College.


Published: March 9, 2018, Updated: March 9, 2018