• Lemon Bay Administrative Staff

 Bob Bedford, Principal

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Bob Bedford, Principal

I am honored to be the Lemon Bay High School Principal.  I attended and graduated from Lemon Bay in 1986.  After attending and graduating from the University of Florida in 1991, I worked in the banking industry for two years.  I returned to Lemon Bay as a Business Teacher in 1993.  After teaching and coaching for 16 years, I became the Assistant Principal for Curriculum for three and a half years before being named Principal.

Go Mantas!!!
 Robert Murphy, Assistant Principal

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Robert Murphy, Assistant Principal

 Michelle Wier, Assistant Principal

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Michelle Wier, Assistant Principal

I am currently an Assistant Principal at Lemon Bay.I currently oversee Activites, Facilities, Student Support, and serve as the Discipline AP for 12th Graders. I joined the LBHS family in 2014 and have been an educator in Charlotte County for the past 23 years. I moved to the area after graduating from The Ohio State University and teaching in Ohio for a few years. I have never regretted leaving the Midwest. I love boating, fishing, and enjoying our beautiful environment here. 
 Michael Henry, Assistant Principal

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Michael Henry, Assistant Principal

Mr. Henry began teaching at Lemon Bay High School at the start of the 2004-2005 school year, and he has loved every moment of teaching. He has taught Web Design, IFL, Manta Stand, DCT, Biology and Integrated Science. Mr. Henry finds every class he teaches interesting and he does his absolute best to make learning exciting for students. From mitosis to HTML to FIFO to business ethics to photosynthesis to supply & demand, Mr. Henry loves what he teaches. Mr. Henry, who is a LBHS alumni himself, graduated from UCF in 2004 with a Vocational Education degree, and he has a Master’s in Education Leadership. He became assistant principal at the start of the 2015-1016 school year and has been enjoying his new position. He has a wife and 2 little girls, who also support Lemon Bay High School.
  •  A Message from Principal, Mr. Bob Bedford

    Welcome back students and parents.  I am excited to start another school year. The staff had a great four days of preparation for the upcoming school year and once again our focus this year is based on a question we pose to all our students.  “Are you working toward graduating on time, career and college ready?”  It is our goal that students come to school each day with this question in mind and it is my expectation that our Lemon Bay staff prepares each day to help students achieve this goal.  To help students achieve this goal, we are providing each student with a planner.  We hope that students will bring the planner with them each day to record their daily assignments and homework.  As well, our staff will be providing their lesson plans and homework online this year for all classes.
    As we approach the start of the 2017-2018 school year, I have some advice for how families can make certain their children are prepared for a successful year.

    *Access FOCUS, our online student information system, to review your child’s grades from last year.  Talk with your child about areas of strength and areas that need improvement.  Set achievement goals for the current school year and discuss specific strategies that will help your child achieve those goals.*Access FOCUS to learn the results of the accountability tests your child took during the Spring testing season. On all exams, level 3 and above represent proficiency, while levels 1 and 2 mean your child did not earn a proficient score. Remember that the 10th grade FSA and the Algebra I EOC are the only two tests students are required to pass in order to earn a high school diploma. If your child did not earn a proficient score on either of those tests, know that they will have multiple opportunities to be re-tested. However, you should discuss with your child a plan for improving their test score. If you need assistance with this task, please make an appointment with your child’s guidance counselor. 

    *Attendance is important.  Studies have found that students attending school daily have greater success in school and are more likely to graduate.  Teachers prepare lessons for each school day and students attending school regularly will be able to keep up with the progression of learning in the classroom.  Charlotte County has a new attendance policy for students.  Information regarding the attendance policy is included in this publication.  Please take time to read it with your child.

    *Access FOCUS to monitor your child’s grades.  Students will have classwork and homework that will help them prepare for the tests they will take in each of their classes to show learning is occurring.  If students start to fall behind, it can be very difficult to catch up.  This year Lemon Bay will offer three days of tutoring after school in the media center.  Starting the week of August 28th, we will offer tutoring for one hour (2:10 – 3:10) every Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday.

    *Encourage your child to get involved in extra-curricular activities. He or she could join a club, try out for a sport, or participate in band, chorus, or theater. Involvement in sports, activities, and clubs will help students feel more a part of the high school and data has shown that students who are involved in high school have better attendance and grades.

    *Finally, speak with your children about actively engaging in their education. If they have questions about what’s being taught in class, they should speak up and ask for help. If your children have questions about their schedules or about graduation requirements, they should schedule an appointment to talk with a counselor. If your child has concerns about safety issues, they need to approach an administrator. My door is always open to students, and so are the doors of all members of our administrative team. We want to know if our students, or parents, have concerns, so that we can work together to resolve those concerns.

    The entire staff is looking forward to a great school year.

    Go Mantas!!!

    Sincerely,

    Bob Bedford
    Principal
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