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Denise Lessard, Principal

We are CREEK!

Our school community remains a family of creative, curious and collaborative learners and professionals, and for the 2023-2024 school year we're taking it to the #nextlevel. As a Leader in Me Lighthouse School that offers a multitude of Cambridge International courses and Career and Technical Education courses, as well as a competitive athletics program in Region 8-3A, Battery Creek takes its academics and athletics seriously.  The Creek is most definitely on the RISE. I am honored, grateful and inspired to serve as Principal to our school. I am looking forward to an incredible year together as we take BCHS to the next level. I invite you all to become part of our success as we have many opportunities to get involved. 

My background includes a dynamic career path in my birth state of New Hampshire - a 6-year start in Early Childhood Education, 2-yr middle school experience and a 15-year position teaching Social Studies at the high school level. I was a NH Teacher of the Year State Semi-Finalist in 2014 and have earned numerous Citizenship Awards. I joined Beaufort County School District in 2015 and immediately felt at home. In 2016, I walked into Battery Creek as the new Instructional Coach and have never looked back. The love and commitment of this community challenges me to bring my best self to this school every day. I have a wonderfully supportive family of my husband and two sons.

#leadwithlove ~ Denise Lessard, Principal


Certificate of Advanced Graduate Studies in Educational Leadership, Plymouth State University 

Masters Degree in Integrated Studies, Notre Dame College, Manchester, NH 

Bachelor of Arts in History, University of New Hampshire 


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