The Laurie Lee Scholarship Fund

Laurie Lee was the principal of Imlay City Middle School from 1999 until she lost her battle with cancer in February, 2006.  Tim Edwards, former school Superintendent stated:  “She always had a vision of what she wanted to be in the future. She embraced change; wasn’t afraid of change.  She always wanted to make the middle school better and the district better.”

Ms. Lee worked her way up in the district, starting as a pre-school teacher, then an elementary school teacher, before a promotion to Dean of Students in 1996 and principal in 1999. She chose to focus on the many blessings and joys in her life, including being a mother of two sons.  She also loved to read, travel, tend her garden, collect antiques, spend time with family and friends, and always had a home remodeling project underway. 

Laurie graduated from Almont High School and received college degrees from Mott Community College (AD Child Development), University of Michigan (BA Elementary Education), Eastern Michigan University (MA Early Childhood Education) and Oakland University (EdS Leadership).  The Laurie Lee Memorial Scholarship will carry on her legacy; assisting Imlay City Community Schools by helping students in their pursuit of education.

“As I reflect on my life, I am overwhelmed at what direction it took!  For a shy, “nose in the book” young girl, to becoming a teacher and a principal; unbelievable.  I always said all I ever wanted to do was teach kindergarten. As it turned out, the plan or path I was supposed to take was a different one.”  – Laurie Lee

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