Ms. Deborah Lemmer, Principal
It is such an honor and privilege for me to be the principal of Renaissance. I sought out Renaissance because the vision and mission are so aligned with my values for educating the whole child.
I’ve been in education for over 20 years. I started in the Early Childhood field, moving on to being a classroom teacher. I was fortunate to teach many different grade levels, from first on up to freshman English.
My teaching experiences led me to explore deeper training in literacy and I got my Master’s degree in Literacy, and in addition, participated in the rigorous training to become a certified Reading Recovery Teacher Leader. That experience also included serving the role of Literacy Specialist within a district.
At that time, changes needed to occur within the school and I found myself moving towards a principal’s license to support innovative change. It was never my goal to become a principal, rather, there was a need and I answered the call.
As things always do, one thing led to another and Douglas County came knocking on my door eight years ago. What an unexpected joy to discover Renaissance! How lucky I feel to have been called to serve such an incredible school where my own personal beliefs and philosophies are matched with the mission of our school. Together, my husband Jim and I have five children. My only regret is that my own children didn't have the good fortune to attend Renaissance. What a blessing that would have been.