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Executive Principal

formal headshot of Lester Diaz in black jacket with orange tie

Phone: (859) 381-3780

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Lester Diaz

I promise to do my very best on a daily basis to provide a safe learning environment and the highest level of instruction possible. These will be my two main areas of focus. I want a safe school, a good school. You deserve this and you will receive this.

My plan is to establish a learning environment that focuses on college preparatory classes. We will use dual enrollment and advanced placement classes to enhance the rigor of our instructional practices. We also plan to feature career pathways that have been identified by the Kentucky Department of Education and the Lexington Chamber of Commerce. The KDE approved pathways that we will feature have been identified as high yield (high paying) and high need in the central Kentucky area.

Our pathways are Health Science, Professional Services, and Environmental Science and Information Technology. The goal is for every student to graduate from Douglass with a “diploma plus”.

A Douglass High School diploma will include an industry certification and college credit. We want our students to have a marketable advantage in a global society. We will challenge our students, grow our students and provide opportunities beyond the curriculum in this wall to wall academy model. Incorporation of high level technology, the latest instructional practices, and a focus on career pathways will help you in your immediate future.

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