Lakeland Elementary 616 Buckley Street Elk Rapids, MI 49629 P: 231-264-8289 F: 231-264-6132

Meet Our Staff

School Year Program Staff

Linda Dart

I am the Program Director for the Preschool and Kids’ Club programs at Lakeland Elementary. I have been teaching at Lakeland for twelve years and have taught at the “Wee” Are E.R. Preschool since it began in September, 2005. 

My husband and I have four children that all graduated from Elk Rapids Schools, and we have always been thankful to be able to raise our children in this great community.

My time spent with children, watching them grow, develop and learn, has been most gratifying. I look forward to meeting our future “Little Elks” as they enter into our Preschool family

Kendra LaBrie

I am a para-pro in the Preschool & Kids' Club program. I have two wonderful children in the ER district.

​​My daughter graduated this past spring and will attend college this fall. My son is a 6th grade student at CMS.

​​ A few of my hobbies include hiking & camping, cooking & baking, canning, time with friends, yoga, photography, and poetry.

​​I enjoy working at Lakeland teaching new concepts as well as to watching the children grow and learn while discovering the world around them, which is very rewarding. 

Wendy Fox

I am the Billing & Enrollment Coordinator for all of the tuition based programs at both Lakeland and Mill Creek Elementary.

My husband and I have two sons who began their school careers right here in Elk Rapids. Merritt  is a Sophomore at Oakland University, pursuing a Clinical and Diagnostic Sciences Degree and Marshall is a Senior in High School.

A few of my hobbies are spending time outside on our farm with our chickens, playing with our dog, gardening, canning and baking.​​​​​

Sometimes you'll find me in the Preschool room as a Parapro Sub, I really enjoy interacting with the kids and watching them grow!​​