Robert Lankford, former dean of
students at Triple C School, has been promoted to vice principal of secondary
education/social & personal development.
“I am proud of the work going on at
Triple C School,” said Mr. Lankford. “We are helping kids to develop their
academic skills and more importantly, the character that ensures those skills
will benefit others.”
Mr. Lankford has a bachelor’s
degree in education from Wayne State University and has worked with children
and youth for over 30 years. Prior to coming to Cayman, he worked for 15 years
in Nebraska in law enforcement, where he eventually became the head of Norfolk,
Nebraska’s, Police Youth Services Unit. After leaving the police force, Mr.
Lankford worked at Big Brothers/Big Sisters of Northeast Nebraska for three
years as executive director.
Mr. Lankford worked at the Cayman
Islands Marine Institute as a teacher and administrator for seven years before
moving on to Triple C, where he has taught fourth and fifth grades and middle
school social studies. Later, he was appointed dean of students, in which
capacity he served for five years. For a short period during the 2009 school
year he served as the acting principal.
“Mr. Lankford has been a very
valuable asset to Triple C School, especially during our last school year,”
said school board chairman Vanessa Godfrey-Banks,
“He has demonstrated throughout the
past years his strong leadership skills, and we are blessed to have him as our
vice principal for secondary education/social & personal development to
assist us with carrying out our exciting new programs for the school year.”