• Wendy Laman  
     Wendy Laman

    Being Principal of Sam E.Hill Primary School is the culmination of my education and experience to date, and everything I’ve ever hoped for. I am privileged to work with an amazing team of early childhood educators in supporting Lonsdale's youngest learners!


    I am the mother of two lovely daughters, aged 33 and 35. My husband and I have 7 wonderful grandchildren. We reside in Louisville with our two dogs, Katie and Oscar. My hobbies include spending time with family, being in the mountains, kayaking, 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