2020 Retiree Tribute: Nancy Lamphere comes ‘Full Circle’

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!

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8 thoughts on “2020 Retiree Tribute: Nancy Lamphere comes ‘Full Circle’

  1. Nancy was both my sons’ teacher. Joe had her for first and second grade (2002-2004) and Philip had her for second grade (2006-2007). She was a wonderful teacher for them! They enjoyed the class musicals she put on every year! She will be greatly missed by Mayfield and LCS staff!! Relax and Enjoy retirement 😊

  2. Nancy made my first year teaching at Mayfield peaceful. Her son was in my class and Nancy always supported my choices. She made me feel comfortable and confident that I was conducting my classroom favorably. Thank you, Nancy.

  3. my son austin was in her class she was an amazing teacher with such patience and kindness to our family she made such a impact on our lives and without her knowledge in children with disability i might have never new that my son had autism till many years later so ive always been so grateful for her because of the time she took to spend with my son and patience to help me find resources to better help my family with what we were going threw congrats on your retirement u have earned
    much love
    the mccracken family
    u are one of the best teachers ive had the pleasure to meet thank you so much for all that u have done

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