Lakeland Board of School Trustees

Lakeland Board of School Trustees

Brett Bateman
District 1 ● President
David Larimer
District 2 ● Member
Derrick Sherck
District 3 ●Vice President
Sue Keenan
District 4 ● Member
Rob West
District 4 ● Member
Jessica Holbrook
District 5 ● Member

* Refer to the district key at the bottom of the page

Lakeland School Corporation will educate and prepare ALL students for career and life success.

Our Vision

Lakeland School Corporation is committed to developing the potential of ALL students through a career-centered educational system characterized by:
  • A collaborative staff dedicated to academic achievement;
  • Pathways of learning opportunities designed to support student interests and potential;
  • An adamant belief that no obstacle shall impede any student’s success;
  • A caring environment of integrity and encouragement;
  • A comprehensive partnership with parents, the community, and local business, working collectively to ensure the success of each student.
Our Beliefs

We believe that all people are important and should give input into the path we take.  Our environment will be safe and supportive to all with a focus on future success.

  • All Lakeland students will meet the standards set by the State of Indiana while pursuing personal goals and developing skills for responsible citizenship.
  • All Lakeland students will demonstrate the following competencies:Critical Thinking and Problem Solving; Initiative and Self-Direction; Communication; Collaboration; Personal Responsibility; and Metacognition/Learning How to Learn.
Parameters / Non-negotiables
  • We will engage in work that directly supports our K-12 education and the mission and vision that drive it.
  • We will stay true to our educational philosophy and practice and will not allow them to be compromised by external factors or forces.
  • We will always expect the best of everyone.
  • We will always honor the dignity of each person.
  • We will responsibly administer all resources of the district.
  • We will foster the personal, academic, and career achievement of all students.
  • We will provide a competent, caring staff capable of meeting our mission and objectives.
  • We will work as a collaborative community to develop the character and personal attributes necessary in each student to realize their personal goals and potential.
  • We will provide a motivating, supportive, and safe learning environment for all students.
  • We will establish and maintain effective internal and external communication with stakeholders.
  • We will develop and maintain strong partnerships with businesses and community members to enhance collaboration and maximize use of community support.
  • We will enhance and align facilities to fulfill the mission of Lakeland School Corporation.
  • We will create and maintain an exemplary image of Lakeland School Corporation both internally and externally.
  • Students will develop a career focus and personal goals to provide motivation and direction for learning experiences.
  • Students will be able to think critically and creatively to solve authentic, real world problems.
  • Students will be able to read, discuss, and respond with deep comprehension and the ability to reach informed opinions and learning.
  • Students will be able to communicate effectively in verbal and written form.
  • Students will be able to use mathematics to solve problems and analyze information.
  • Students will develop a foundation and respect for education in establishing a mindset that learning is a continuous process throughout life.
  • Students will learn to respect the beliefs and traditions of others and to be honest with themselves and others.
  • Students will learn to understand and appreciate the rights and responsibilities that come with being a member of the community, State of Indiana, the United States, and the world.
  • Students will learn how to manage their emotional, physical, psychological, spiritual, social, and environmental health successfully.
* District Representation Key: 
  • District 1: All of Greenfield Township
  • District 2: All of Lima Township
  • District 3: All of Bloomfield Township laying outside the corporate limits of the Town of LaGrange
  • District 4: All of the Town of LaGrange, extending west into Clay Township from the Bloomfield Township, and Town Line Road of LaGrange to County Road 250 West as said road bisects said Township from north to south.
  • District 5: All of Johnson Township, including all residing within the corporate limits of the Town of Wolcottville, Indiana.
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