This summer we will take time to get to know nine of our teachers and three administrators at Jenison as we all enjoy a beautiful summer in West Michigan! Please join us each week to learn about their friends and families and how they plan to spend their summers recharging!
Today we’re getting to know Lee Westervelt, Principal of the Early Childhood Center.
Please tell us about your family and/or the people you plan to spend time with this summer.
Our family includes a married son and grand daughter in Caledonia, a daughter in Chicago and a son at Jenison High School. We also have an exchange student from South Korea this school year. I work most of the summer but in our free time we enjoy service projects and family/friends time. I also enjoy spending time with a group of folks that enjoy doing some challenging fitness activities.
Please share a favorite childhood summer memory.
My oldest brother was a superintendent and owned a large canoe livery in Grayling. Most of my summers were spent working at the canoe livery and fly fishing.
What’s on your summer reading list?
“Be Our Guest, Perfecting the Art of Customer Service at Disney”
Any projects you will attempt to tackle over the summer?
Working with Georgetown Township with a purpose of improving our community.
What does the end of the school year mean to you?
It is a transition to summer programs. I miss the relationships with the students, staff and parents but it moves quickly into new groups and new experiences. It also helps me reflect on what can we do better next year…