Phone: (785) 330-4506


Degrees and Certifications:

Master of Science in Ed. Admin., ESU, 2020 Master of Music Education, KU, 2010 Bachelor of Music Education, KU, 2003

Mrs. Lysette A DeBoard

My name is Lysette Aimée DeBoard and am excited to be the instructional coach at West Middle School this year!  The 2020-2021 school year will be my 17th year in education.  In addition to working for USD 497, I am the Music Director at West Side Presbyterian Church and have been directing the choir and bell choir there for 16 years.  Before coming to USD 497, I taught 5th-6th grade general music and 7th-12th grade vocal music.  For several summers now, I have taught driver's education with Go Driving Lawrence, LLC and look forward to continuing to teach people of all ages how to drive safely!

I am originially from Lawrence, KS and even attended West back when it was a Junior High School.  If you look very closely at the pictures in the choir room, you can find me in the Chorale choir photos from the 1993-1994 and 1994-1995 school years!

When I am not at work, I spend time at home with my family and participate in various volunteer capacities.  Jeremy, my husband, works for KU in their IT Department; my oldest daughter, Alexandria, 21, is a cashier at Ace Hardware; my youngest daughter, Zoë, is 11 years old and is excited to be a 6th grader at LMCMS this year. I spend most of my volunteer time with Girl Scouts in the area.  I have been a Girl Scout troop leader for 11 years (middle and high school aged Girl Scouts), an archery instructor for Hidden Valley Camp for many years, and served as the Girl Scout Day Camp Director for 5 years.