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LAPS NEWS RELEASE
Los Alamos Public Schools (LAPS) has announced that Megan Lee has accepted the position of Principal at Mountain Elementary School.
“I am incredibly excited to work with the Mountain staff and families to make Mountain Elementary even more magical,” Lee said.
“Megan Lee is an outstanding leader that brings a great deal of experience and enthusiasm to the role,” Superintendent Jennifer Guy said. “I know that she will bring her passion for learning and her love for students to Mountain to help ensure every student thrives. Mountain has an outstanding staff and leadership team. It is going to be exciting to see the great things this school achieves.”
Lee has a bachelor’s degree in History from the University of California at San Diego. She earned a master’s degree in educational leadership from Mount St. Mary’s in Los Angeles and worked in administration at Camino Nuevo Charter Academy. She lived abroad in Japan, participating in the JET program for three years, and then worked for Los Angeles Unified starting in 1997. After marrying, she and her husband moved to Tennessee where she worked in Farragut schools. A year later, she moved to Los Alamos and has worked at LAPS ever since.
Lee brings a comprehensive set of skills, knowledge and experience serving different roles in education including as a classroom teacher, support teacher, literacy coach, curriculum coordinator, assistant principal, and principal. Most recently, she has been a GATE support educator at Los Alamos Middle School. Prior to that, she worked at Chamisa Elementary as a general education teacher for 10 years and as the Principal at Piñon Elementary School.
“Having been in the classroom recently helps me to understand what teachers, students and families have faced in this era of education,” she explained. “I look forward to helping each Mountain student, staff and community member feel welcomed, supported, and valued.”
Lee has been married to Takeyasu Ito for 19 years. They have two children, James and Patrick, a 9th and 7th grader. They also have two dogs, Sydney and Iris. Lee said she loves traveling, singing and music, dancing, exercising, biking, reading, movies and food.
“I feel very honored to be chosen as principal and can’t wait to get started,” Lee said.
Lee will work closely with outgoing principal Suzanne Lynne and the Mountain staff to transition into the role, which she will take over July 1, 2023.