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James Grasby

I have served as Lakeside Lutheran's Principal since 2003. Before coming to Lakeside, I served at Kettle Moraine Lutheran High School (1993-2003), Winnebago Lutheran Academy (1981-1993), and Bethany Lutheran School, Kenosha (1976-1981). I grew up in LaCrosse, and I graduated from Luther High (Onalaska) in 1972.

My love is serving God's people in ministry. Later in 2015-16, I will complete 40 years of service in the public ministry. I currently teach Old Testament 2 to 9th graders. My first love is music. I was a choral director at two area Lutheran high schools for a total of 22 years, and I still dabble in music whenever I have the opportunity. I will serve this fall as a clinician at the National Lutheran Choral Festival hosted by Luther High School, Onalaska. This is a special festival since it marks this event's 50th anniversary.
The thing I love most about Lakeside is its people: the students, the parents, the alumni, the faculty and the staff, the supporters, and the people of the federation. In all the places of ministry I have served, the way in which Lakeside's people stand behind the school is unbelievable.
I am married to Nancy (Meyer) and we have two adult children and two grandchildren. Other than music, my outside interests include collecting old hymnbooks and working on my house.