DONNELLSON, IOWA — The Central Lee Community School District has named Marge Lightfoot as coordinator of the new Hawk’s Place after-school program. 

Lightfoot previously served as a librarian at the district’s K-8 building. She will continue to support the library as she leverages her years of experience working with Central Lee students in this new role. 

“We are very pleased to share that Marge Lightfoot will serve as our Hawk’s Place coordinator as we kick off the program this school year,” said Heather Fuger, Principal of Central Lee Elementary School. “Marge has been an outstanding member of our district team for many years and has worked with countless students through our library programs. She is excited to continue to support our students through this important academic and enrichment program.”

Hawk’s Place was approved by the Board of Education this summer. Hosted at Central Lee Elementary School, the program provides after-school academic support, physical activities and enrichment opportunities. 

The district plans to make the program free for Central Lee students for the next two school years, leveraging federal CARES Act funding to do so. The district will actively seek additional funding for programming beyond the 2022-23 school year. 

Central Lee is also asking Hawk’s Place families to complete a survey by August 2 to help guide its after-school program planning. To take the brief survey, please visit