Male Principal with glasses, Devin Ceperley

Hello, Supercats! My name is Mr. Ceperley, and I am very excited to be your Principal this year. This will be my first year as Principal at JLE. I spent the last two years serving as your Assistant Principal, so I have come to love this school community very much. Before I came to JLE, I was an administrator at Paul Kinder Middle School, and I taught music/choir at William Bryant Elementary, Paul Kinder Middle School, and the Blue Springs Freshman Center. Getting to be your principal is a dream come true for me because I am passionate about working with students and staff on building a safe, positive, and meaningful learning environment for all children. Helping students discover their academic and personal potential each day is a very exciting part of my job, and I look forward to working with you!

Please know that I am here to support you! The administration, teachers, and other staff are all committed to helping students at James Lewis be S.U.P.E.R.! Our core values shape how we view our roles as students, adults, and members of our society. We are SAFE, UNITED, POSITIVE, ENGAGED, and RESPECTFUL! We will talk about these core values regularly and do our best to model them every day.

So you can know a little bit about me personally, my wife and I have four amazing children - Violet, Scarlett, Dean, and Cole. My oldest two are school age and attend Chapel Lakes Elementary in the BSSD. We also have a dog named Lucy and a cat named Lucas.

I look forward to a great school year! Have a SUPERCAT day! Mr. Ceperley