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Posted November 18, 2015

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Seven Bar ES Principal Nancy Lacher to Retire

Nancy has worked for the district since 1979.

Nancy Lacher started here career as a teacher at Monte Vista from 1979 to 1985.  From 1985-1990, she worked at Alvarado Elementary and then moved to work at Stapleton Elementary.

Nancy became an assistant principal and worked at Chaparral and Petroglyph from 1991-1995.  She became principal of Sierra Vista, working there from 1995-2001.   When Seven Bar opened in 2001, Nancy became the head wrangler and has been riding herd ever since.  Now after 36 years, she is riding to greener pastures.

People who have worked with Nancy would agree, she runs a tight ranch.  She sets high expectations for herself, staff and students.  Nancy looked for new and innovative ways to train her teachers so as to provide the best quality education to her community.  Her staff has always been ready to work hard because Nancy was right there with her sleeves rolled up, not afraid of getting dirty.

Even while working hard, Nancy liked to have fun.  She participated in many school challenges over the years to encourage the children to read a certain number of pages or to raise monies for fundraisers.  She graciously ‘lost’ these challenges to the students, ending up on fun adventures.  Kissing a pig, eating a worm, and being duct taped to a portable are a few examples.  Over the years, Nancy helped to raise awareness for many causes and continues to be selfless in her efforts to help others.

Every Halloween saw Nancy in a variety of costumes, leading the costume parades.  During staff meetings, she encouraged people to give out ‘awards’ that recognized some of our challenging moments, allowing everyone a chance to smile and release a bit of stress.

Nancy is impeccably professional and she will be missed.  Her leadership is unique in its support and compassion. 

When she retires Nancy, plans to ride her horse and bike, go hiking, and read fun books.  She also wants to take some classes in photography and cooking.  She is looking forward to spending time with family as well as traveling and of course playing with her dogs and horses.

Please join us for Nancy’s last round up and help us to say, “Happy Trails” on Wednesday, December 16th, from 2:30- 4:30 at the Seven Bar Library. 

We will sure miss our head wrangler as she rides off into the sunset.

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