Kendra Lakeman - Dean of Students

My name is Kendra Lakeman, and it is a honor to be working at Sylvio Gilbert Elementary School for a fifth year as the Dean of Students.  This will be my 13th year in education with the Augusta School District.  Previously, I was a kindergarten and second grade teacher at Lincoln Elementary School. 

Before teaching, I was in the dental profession.  When my son was 10, we took a family vacation to New York City in August touring the twin towers before the 9-11 attack.  Afterwards, he passionately encouraged me to pursue my dreams of becoming a teacher and Thomas College accepted my application promptly.  I graduated, first with a Bachelor's Degree in Education then a Master's Degree in Educational Leadership. To this day, the truth remains, when I walk in to a school I feel as though I'm home!

My husband and I have two wonderful children--Nick lives in Boston as a Pharmacology Scientist and Katie in Portland working with dogs.  I enjoy traveling, cooking, relaxing at our family camp and spending time with my husband!  We adopted a rescue pup from Puerto Rico, Lucy, and she keeps us VERY busy.   As I step out of the classroom, I hope to make a positive impact on the adults and children around me at Gilbert School. 

Contact Information:     Phone:  626-2491  ext. 3652