Leon LundieInterim Middle School Principal
Leon grew up in Bogalusa, Louisiana, a city about 60 miles north of New Orleans. He was raised by two outstanding, loving, caring, and supportive women, his Grandmother and Mother. These two women instilled in him the importance of hard work, integrity, and serving others.
Education has always been Leon’s passion; however, it wasn’t until he had the opportunity to become a student of his first Black male teacher that he learned his purpose.
He has spent the last 28 years in the Cherry Creek School District in Greenwood Village, Colorado as a Mathematics teacher, Dean of Students, Assistant to the Principal, Assistant Principal, and finally the last 9 years as Principal of Overland High School (one of the most diverse schools in the state of Colorado). During his tenure as principal, Overland High School increased the overall on-time graduation rate by 10% (from 78.9% to 89%), increased Advanced Placement (AP) pass rate from 44% to 62%, while increasing the number of tests taken, surpassing the state and global average. Finally, Overland High School was selected by the Washington Post as one of America’s Most Challenging High Schools.
Leon received his Bachelor’s Degree in Education from Southern University in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. He obtained his Master’s Degree in Administration and Supervision from the University of Phoenix Colorado Campus. Finally, in 2017 he received his Education Specialist Degree (EdS) in Educational Leadership from Nova Southeastern University in Fort Lauderdale, Florida.