Rhonda Silence

A visit with new Great Expectations School Director Rachael Lehman

After 16 years as director of Great Expectations School, Peter James will be retiring at the end of June. During the month of June, he has been meeting with the new GES director, Rachael Lehman, who has visited the school numerous times.

Lehman comes to Grand Marais and GES from Eveleth, Minnesota, although she is originally from Wisconsin. She earned her educational leadership and administration degree from St. Cloud State. She has worked as a student services coordinator at the Cass Lake-Bena Schools; as principal at Northeast Range; and as principal at the Northland Learning Center.

Lehman’s official start date as director is not until July 1, but she has been busy learning all she can about her new role.

WTIP’s Rhonda Silence met Lehman at Great Expectations School to get to know the new director. Here’s their conversation.