The North County School District recently hired Dr. Lori Lamb as assistant superintendent, filling the position vacated by Jason Samples, who is now superintendent of the Valley R-6 School District.
In her role as assistant superintendent, Lamb oversees elementary education and the K-6 curriculum, in addition to being the director of federal programs and coordinator of the Missouri School Improvement Program (MSIP). She has worked in education for 28 years.
“In addition, I run many of our district programs, such as Parents as Teachers, our Technology Department, Substitutes, Enrollment, Volunteers, Minority Language and Limited English Students, homeless students,” Lamb said, “and I work closely with our professional development committee, a social worker and nurses to ensure we are meeting the needs of our school community.
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Lamb arrives in North County from the Farmington School District. For 18 years, she taught grades one through four in Fox School District C-6, then held her first administrative positions as vice-principal at North County Elementary School for two years. Next, she took on the role of assistant principal at Lincoln Intermediate Center in the Farmington School District.
“I then served as the Principal of Washington-Franklin Elementary School for the Farmington R-7 School District for seven years, which is the elementary school that my husband and I attended, before returning to the R-7 School District. 1 of North St. Francois County as deputy superintendent,” Lamb recently explained.
Lamb earned a doctorate in education in leadership and learning from Missouri Baptist University. She holds an honors degree in educational administration and a master of science in educational administration from Missouri Baptist University, as well as a master of science in education from Southwest Baptist University, D a bachelor’s degree in elementary education from the University of Missouri-St. Louis, and an associate’s degree from Mineral Area College. She is a member of the Missouri Association of School Administrators (MASA).
Lamb said she looks forward to this North County chapter in her educational career.
“I am thrilled to return to the district that gave me my first chance to be an administrator and to work again with Mrs. (Superintendent Katie) Bockman and Dr. (Deputy Superintendent Brandon) Gregory,” she said. . “We have worked well together in the past, and I love that we are able to be such a cohesive group that is focused on one mission and vision for our district. North County has a clear commitment to connecting our community school to provide an exemplary educational experience for our students and families.
When she’s not at work, Lamb says she enjoys reading and scrapbooking. She has been married to her husband, Michael Lamb, an art and art history teacher at Farmington High School, since 2012. Together they have four sons: Ian, Evan, Eli and Alec, plus a Morkie – a cross between a Maltese and a Yorkshire terrier – named Mia.
Sarah Haas is deputy editor of the Daily Journal. She can be reached at 573-518-3617 or [email protected]