Dear Keewahdin Parents,

Welcome to the 2016-17 school year! 

My name is Charles (Chuck) Lesser and I would like to take a moment to introduce myself as the new principal at Keewahdin Elementary. My formal degrees, Bachelor of Science, Master of Education, and Education Specialist, were earned through Oakland University. These degrees have been centered on elementary education and leadership. Over the last sixteen years I have had the pleasure to be a teacher and administrator in Detroit Public Schools, Birmingham Public Schools, Bridgeport-Spaulding Community School District, Van Dyke Public Schools, and the Troy School District. Currently, I reside in West Bloomfield with my wife, Deborah, our Great Dane, Baron, and Whippet, Molly. 

I am honored being selected as the principal of Keewahdin to carry on the learning and leadership of Mr. Bates, the teachers, students, PTA, and the community. Keewahdin has an outstanding reputation that I look forward to furthering and carrying on. I hope to meet you at one of our upcoming events in the very near future. 


Charles Lesser

Important Contact Information

  • Attendance line phone contact: (810) 984-6517

  • New parents/guardians: Please contact the front office to ensure a valid email address is entered into Skyward, this will allow you to receive digital Keewahdin e-flyers via email and to access your child’s grades online.

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