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Principal's Welcome

Principal's Welcome

Welcome Back to School Vandenberg Families:


We are looking forward to having students back in our building filling it with energy and enthusiasm for learning. It is important to us to have every child feel welcomed, connected and a part of the Vandenberg Family!


I just wanted to take a quick moment to introduce myself. My name is Lezlie Larsen and I will be joining the Vandenberg family as the new Principal for the 2017-2018 school year. My husband Joe and my fur babies will be joining me in the move from Sioux Falls. I will be starting my 29th year in education this fall and have served in both large and small school districts and in several different positions, both teaching and administrative. I look forward to meeting all of you this fall. I am honored to be serving the families. students and staff at Vandenberg Elementary.


Our mission at Vandenberg Elementary is to develop ALL children in a safe and supportive environment. Our learning community promotes positive intellectual growth and social responsibility in a culturally diverse society. One truth that hasn’t changed in all of the years that I have been fortunate enough to work with children and families is that it takes all of us working together as a team to help ALL children be successful. Together, teachers, students and parents/guardians make a strong Vandenberg family!


We have high expectations for students. We expect students to attend school regularly, arrive on time, try their best, and respect the rights of others. Vandenberg teachers are dedicated to making this school year a successful one for you.


We value our students and families and look forward to working together in the upcoming year!


Yours in Education,


Lezlie Larsen
Vandenberg Elementary Principal
Vandenberg Elementary School
561 Briggs Street
Box Elder, SD. 57719