Thursday, January 15, 2009
Ms. Lori Peister, 51, principal of Kenneth Henderson Middle School, died Tuesday as a result of cancer. She had been seriously ill since 2006. She had been on medical leave since the start of the 2007-08 school year.
The staff and students of the school were informed of Ms. Peisters death Tuesday morning. The school has a plan in place to offer support to students and staff. Letters were also sent home with the students at the end of the school day to inform parents.
Lori came to Garden City Public Schools as a new teacher in 1980 where she was the PE teacher at Kenneth Henderson Middle School. In August 1992 she was named the associate principal at Kenneth Henderson Middle School, and in 1995 she was named the principal of Kenneth Henderson Middle School.