As a student advocate, I am ecstatic to be joining St. Lucie West K8 #SharkNation. I have had the opportunity to work in education for the past 18 years holding various positions in the St. Lucie Public Schools. As a graduate of SLPS and work experience, I am continuously learning and gaining the experience in our educational system to lead with conviction, compassion, and care effectively. The leader that resides in me understands the factors for leading change for our students. I genuinely believe that children are our greatest resource. They need more caring adults to guide them through the journey. With change comes uncertainty and discomfort, yet it is through this that we excel in reaching our fullest potential. I thank St. Lucie Public Schools for granting me the opportunity to join your school and cultivate what I call “Lezeau Legacy”!

My parents were immigrants to America, and they instilled in me from an early age the importance of family and education. These attributes have grounded me to become the person that I am today. I am thankful for the support of my loving wife, Tangela, and our three children, Cordell, Alexandria, and Joseph Jr, who have shown me unconditional love and support! And most importantly, I cannot be here I am today without my Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ.

I look forward to meeting you and developing a collegial working relationship.

Joseph Lezeau, Principal





What a privilege to serve St. Lucie West K-8 School (SLWK8) as one of your Assistant Principals!  

At SLWK8, students are our top priority. As part of the leadership team, I strive to ensure all students are successful through superior instruction and rigorous, engaging lessons. My promise is to build quality relationships with students and families and to make St. Lucie West K-8 School the best place to be. 

As a graduate of Florida Public Schools, Pepperdine University and The George Washington University, I learned early on the importance of a quality education and the necessary work needed to achieve my dreams. I bring that love of learning to students at SLWK8.  

As always, I am available via phone, email, or in-person and am looking forward to another amazing year in SHARK NATION! 

Lorie.Monroe,  1st, 4rh, 8th Assistant Principal


I am excited to be a part of St. Lucie West K-8 School Shark Nation!  I attended the University of South Florida in Tampa where I earned my Bachelors in Elementary Education and where I began my teaching career in the classroom. Since moving to St. Lucie County, I have had the honor of classroom teaching as well as supporting other teachers in the classroom through Instructional coaching.  My continued path led me to administration where I have spent the last 8 years as an Assistant Principal.  I look forward to this next step in my journey with the administration team of St. Lucie West K8!

Tari Sexton 2nd, 5th, 6th  Assistant Principal




I am honored to be a part of the St. Lucie West K-8 family and excited to be a shark! Here at St. Lucie West K-8, we are committed to providing excellent teaching and learning experiences or all students. We invite parents and families to be active participants in their child’s education by joining the PTO or serving as a school volunteer.

Barbara Sutton, Kg, 3rd, 7th Assistant Principal