Mike Gillman named assistant principal/athletic director at Liberty Memorial Central Middle School

Liberty Memorial Central Middle School assistant principal and athletic director Mike Gillman

Mike Gillman, a 15-year veteran of the Lawrence school district, has been named the new assistant principal and athletic director at Liberty Memorial Central Middle School, LMCMS Principal Anne Hawks announced in a news release Monday.

Gillman, who joined the district in 2005, has coached track, wrestling and football at West Middle School and Free State High.

He served as the department chairperson and a member of the Building Leadership and Equity Teams at West and also completed USD 497’s Leadership Academy.

In the release, Hawks described Gillman as “a natural fit for LMCMS.”

Gillman earned his bachelor’s degree at Haskell Indian Nations University and holds two master’s degrees from Baker University.

He succeeds Timothy Leffert, who recently left LMCMS after one year to accept a similar role with Topeka Public Schools.

“I am extremely excited to become the assistant principal and athletic director at Liberty Memorial Central Middle School,” Gillman said in the release. “I look forward to meeting and working with the parents, students and staff who make LMCMS such a special place.”

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