• Mrs. Laman  
    Wendy Laman


    About me...

    Being Principal of Sam E.Hill Preschool is the culmination of my education and experience to date, and everything I’ve ever hoped for! We are located in the heart of Lonsdale. Our roots go deep and our pride is strong. Through the years Sam E. Hill has served many purposes, while always maintaining a standard of excellence in educating children.


    + I am the mother of two lovely daughters, ages 29 and 31. My husband and I have four beautiful grandchildren, two little guys both age 3 and one little girl age 2. Our youngest is a baby boy, 8 weeks old! We reside in Louisville with our two dogs, Katie and Oscar. My hobbies include spending time with family, being in the mountains, and thrift store shopping.


    + BS. Early Childhood Education, University of Tennessee at Chattanooga, 1982

    + MS. Education Administration and Supervision, Lincoln Memorial University, 2005


    + 1988-1995 Teacher of young children, aged 2-5 Lighthouse Point, FL

    + 1995-2000 Director of The Children’s Castle Preschool, Lighthouse Point, FL

    + 2001-2002 Solutions Teacher, Lonsdale Elementary School, Knoxville TN

    + 2002-2004 KinderBoost Teacher, proposed and piloted a pre-K for 5’s program, Lonsdale Elementary School, Knoxville TN

    + 2004-2006 Kindergarten Teacher, Lonsdale Elementary School, Knoxville TN

    + 2006-2012 Early Childhood Consultant, TN State Department of Education, Knoxville TN

    + 2012-Present Principal of Sam E.Hill Preschool, Knoxville TN


    + 2005 YWCA Woman of the Year Education Honoree