Welcome to Lakenheath Elementary School! Our theme, "We C.A.R.E" (Care And Respect Everyone) serves as a focal point for all we do. We invite you to become part of our caring community by volunteering to attend and participate in special activities such as the mentoring program, School Advisory Council or PTSO. Your involvement will enhance and enrich the lives of the children we serve.
On behalf of the entire school staff we wish you the very best during your stay in England, and at Lakenheath Elementary School. Please contact me if you have questions or would like to know more details about our school.
Mrs. Lucille Sutherland
Mrs. Sutherland was raised in Brooklyn, New York and graduated from Cortland State University and the University of Phoenix.She holds degrees in education, educational leadership, organizational management and theology. She started working for DoDEA in 1998 as a second grade teacher when her husband was stationed in Okinawa. She has been in Lajes Field, Azores, Portugal and Incirlik, Turkey during her time with DoDEA. She arrived at Lakenheath as the assistant principal in September of 2009. She was promoted to principal of Lakenheath Elementary School in 2011.
Netra Harwell is a native of Texas. Upon graduation, she joined the United States Air Force; her first assignment was at Alconbury,England.Mrs. Harwell received her Bachelors of Science Degree in Early Childhood Education from Fort Valley State University, Fort Valley, GA and a Master of Arts in Education Degree in Curriculum and Instruction from the University of Phoenix. She also completed a Post Master’s in Educational Leadership from Thomas A. Edison State College, New Jersey.
Mrs. Harwell’s first teaching assignment was with DDESS at Robins Elementary School on Robins Air Force Base, in Warner Robins,Georgia. She also taught third grade for the Houston County School System before moving to Misawa, Japan in 2000; where she worked for the Air Force as a Training and Curriculum Specialist for Misawa’s Family Child Care Programs.
Mrs. Harwell returned to the classroom in August 2003 as a third grade teacher at Sollars Elementary School, and then in August 2007 transferred to Matthew C. Perry ES, in Iwakuni, Japan. At Perry ES she served as a first grade teacher, a literacy support specialist, educational technologist, and various other support roles. Her husband, retired from the Air Force after 22 years and they have two adult children.
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