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Thank you, Mr. Peters

Harris-Lake Park has had the pleasure of having Mr. Peters for 20 years. He spent ten years as our middle school/high school principal and athletic director. He spent seven years as the superintendent and the middle school/high school principal, and the last three years Mr. Peters has been the superintendent.

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Mr. Peters earned his BA degree in education from Northwestern College, and then he got his MA degree in school administration from Wayne State College. He also got his Superintendent’s Endorsement from University of Northern Iowa.

In the past, Mr. Peters taught social studies in Winnebago and Table Rock, Nebraska, from 1980 to 1989. He was the middle school/high school principal at Northeast Hamilton CSD from 1989 to 1994. Then he was the high school principal at Falls City, Nebraska, from 1994 to 1997. After that job, he came to Harris-Lake Park.

Mr. Peters’ last day will be June 30, 2017. Mr. Peters has a few things that he wants to accomplish before he leaves. He wants to finish the budget, finish the new collective bargaining language, and make sure everything is ordered and in place for our new superintendent.

Mr. Peters has many memories from Harris-Lake Park. He said, “It has been a great experience being part of the school and our communities. Students, parents, staff, and the school board have been very supportive. Over twenty years you have many memories; mine will always be getting to know the students and watching the students grow.”

He will miss working with and visiting with the staff and students and making H-LP the best that we can be. His biggest accomplishments were focusing on student achievement, effective teaching strategies, and building positive relationships with others.

Mr. Peters said, “Andy Irwin is the new superintendent. He is from Shenandoah, Iowa. I think the board selected an excellent candidate. Andy has shown that he is very knowledgeable about school topics. He has been a very successful teacher, coach, athletic director, and principal. Andy is very personable, and he and his family will be a welcomed addition to our communities.”

Mr. Peters’ family includes his wife, Sherree, a counselor at Spirit Lake CSD; Branden, who owns Ag Electric in Hawley, Minnesota; Katie, a care center director in Savannah, Missouri; Stacie, a nurse in La Jolla, California; Shelby in nursing school and 1st Lt. Iowa Army Reserve in Estherville, Iowa; Jena, medical lab at Mercy Hospital in Sioux City, Iowa; and Deni, 1st Lt. active duty, Ft. Stewart, Georgia.

Thank you, Mr. Peters, for all that you have done for our school!

By Tessa Ihnen

Elementary: 105 Avenue A Lake Park, Iowa 51347 (712)832-3437 Fax: 712-832-3640
MS/HS: 905 South Market Street Lake Park, Iowa 51347 (712)832-3809 Fax: 712-832-3812

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