Superintendent Message

Welcome to the Lake Pend Oreille School District #84 (LPOSD) website. I am honored and humbled to serve as the Superintendent for the LPOSD. As a long-standing Bonner County resident, and graduate of Sandpoint High School, I can sincerely state that I am committed to making sure all of our students continue their path of learning and achieving at high levels – securing their position in our competitive world. This requires collaboration with all stakeholders while being mindful of competing demands – and always guided by what is best for students.

I will spend a considerable amount of time listening, learning, observing, and, as we move forward, asking: What is currently working to maintain high student achievement? What may be obstacles preventing increased achievement for all students? And, what student opportunities do we need to strategically explore?

Learning happens best when healthy relationships based on trust are formed. This is at every level- school board to superintendent, superintendent to building administrators, administrator to staff, teachers to students, and trusting partnerships built with parents and community members. I am looking forward to working with all stakeholders in a collaborative relationship as we embrace the future of LPOSD focusing the work on the five strategic goals set by the school board:

1. Ensure academic success for every student

2. Engage our community

3. Recruit, train, and retain highly effective staff members

4. Utilize resources effectively and be fiscally responsible

5. Provide safe and innovative learning environments

Again, I want to thank everyone for your continued support of Lake Pend Oreille District #84 Schools, more importantly, our students. They accomplish amazing things each year thanks in large part to the level of support from parents, teachers, and the community.

Tom Albertson M.ED., ED.S.

Superintendent of Lake Pend Oreille School District