Lenox Elementary School


Welcome to Lenox Elementary School!

At Lenox Elementary School, we are truly blessed with a great community, great staff members, and especially great students! Our mission is to provide a safe and challenging environment for student growth in knowledge, character and life skills, and our Lenox family works to uphold this mission each and every day. Our students demonstrate growth in character and life skills through our PBIS (Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports) initiative. Each day, our staff and students work to recognize great habits and strengths in each other and to continually grow our own positive habits. We set clear expectations and work to exceed them each day.

This school year, our team set two especially rigorous goals:

  • At least 85% of the students will be proficient on FAST Early Reading/STAR Grade Equivalency Assessments by the spring of 2021.
  • At least 80% of the students will be proficient in sentence writing as measured by the Lenox Sentence Writing Rubric.

To meet these goals, all of our students and staff will collaborate, track individual and group progress, and celebrate growth. Our staff members also identified three Big Rocks, three areas of focus for the school year that will lead our work:

1. Building Positive Relationships

2. Collaborating for Consistency

3. Yours, Mine, and Ours! Everyone gets what they need!

At Lenox Elementary, this year’s theme is, “Building Character - Unleashing Courage, We are TIGERS!” This theme exemplifies our school community's desire to instill exemplary habits and risk-taking skills within our students as they prepare to lead community in the future. We will continue to offer our students as many advantages as we can including our EXCEL program, where students can get assistance after school on homework and reaching learning targets.

We invite parents, caretakers and the community to be involved in our school initiatives and to help us celebrate our staff and students as we continue to strive for and reach new goals!

#Building Character - Unleashing Courage

We are Tigers!

Our door is always open,

Mrs. Woods

Elementary Principal

Special Education Coordinator

Elementary Resources

Meet Our Staff

Shilo Leonard

Preschool Teachersleonard@lenoxschools.org

Diana David

Transitional Kindergartenddavid@lenoxschools.org

Diane Lange

Kindergarten Teacherdlange@lenoxschools.org

Alyssa Higgins

Kindergarten Teacherahiggins@lenoxschools.org

Esther Schmitz

First Grade Teachereschmitz@lenoxschools.org

McKenna Reicks

First Grade Teachermreicks@lenoxschools.org

LuAnn Kaufman

Second Grade Teacherlkaufman@lenoxschools.org

Maddison Haines

Second Grade Teachermhaines@lenoxschools.org

Mandy Standley

Third Grade Teacherastandley@lenoxschools.org

Caleb Lange

Third Grade Teacherclange@lenoxschools.org

Julie Christensen

Fourth Grade Teacherjchristensen@lenoxschools.org

Cassie Still

Fourth Grade Teachercstill@lenoxschools.org

Kara Wilson

Fifth Grade Teacherkwilson@lenoxschools.org

Cayla Bonde

Mandy Marshall

Sixth Grade Teachermmarshall@lenoxschools.org

Ryan Morris

Sixth Grade Teacherrmorris@lenoxschools.org

Diana Bolinger

Title Reading Teacherdbolinger@lenoxschools.org

Tiffany Green

Title Math Teachertgreen@lenoxschools.org

Lori Williams

Special Education Teacherloriwilliams@lenoxschools.org

Jayme Carruthers

Special Education Teacherjcarruthers@lenoxschools.org

Alyssa Asper

Early Childhood Special Education Teacheraasper@lenoxschools.org

Anna Sassman

English as a Second Language Teacherasassman@lenoxschools.org

Jenn Miller

P-12 Nurse, At-Risk CoordinatorHomeless Liaison Equity Directorjmiller@lenoxschools.org

Laura Mitchell

Instructional Coachlmitchell@lenoxschools.org

Michael Nardini


Mitch Sorensen

Physical Education Teachermsorensen@lenoxschools.org

Sherri Boschee

Music Teachersboschee@lenoxschools.org

Tim McConnaughey

Band Teachertmcconnaughey@lenoxschools.org

Shelly Forster

Art Teachersforster@lenoxschools.org

Jannet Hernandez

Librarian Assistant jhernandez@lenoxschools.org

Kari Browning

Preschool Aide

Mirna Cruz

Preschool Aide

Jacob Bolinger

Special Education Aide

Charline Carruthers

Special Education Aide

Jenna Brown

Special Education Aide

Cindy Junker

Special Education Aide

Steve John

Special Education Aide

Kimberly Zepeda

Special Education Aide

Kandy Zapata

English as a Second Language Aide

Bev Freshour

Elementary Cook

Jayne Thompson

Elementary Cook

Sherri Briggs

Elementary Cook

Joyce Sweeney


Danielle Woods

Elementary PrincipalK-12 Special Education Coordinatordwoods@lenoxschools.org

Building Character - Unleashing Courage

We are tigers!

600 S Locust Street

Lenox, Iowa 50851