Written by Kasie Allen
Nancy Lamphere knew she wanted to be a teacher at eight years old.
She began her career in a Catholic school after graduating from Central Michigan University. Once she came back to Lapeer Community Schools, she was home for good.
Nancy taught in Lapeer for 31 years in numerous elementary schools. This year she retires from Mayfield Elementary, the school she called home when she first decided to be a teacher (see photo above).
Nancy likes to say that she came “full circle.”
Nancy is a ray of sunshine. In her interactions with students and staff, it’s clear she loves her work. Years after being in her classroom, her students recall fond memories with her. She goes out of her way to make new staff feel welcome. She is a friend to all who know her. The District has been lucky to have such an asset for three decades.
We wish Nancy happiness in retirement and know she will enjoy the time with her beautiful family: her husband of 30 years, Larry, and her children, Megan, a doctor of Physical Therapy in Chicago and Drake, a skilled Welder in Romeo.
We know Nancy won’t be a stranger to LCS…so congratulations and see you soon!