Faculty and Staff
  • The Faculty and Staff would like to welcome you to our school. We are here to provide quality education in a safe and secure environment! Our principal, assistant principals, office staff, counselors, teachers, and support staff are ready to work with you as partners in your child's education. Contact LLMS Staff anytime if you have questions, comments, or concerns.

  • Ms. Althea Gibbons, Assistant Principal, Grade 8

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    Greetings Viking Families,

    I am your proud eighth grade Assistant Principal for the 2021-2022 school year and I am excited to embark on this journey with you. The reason I became an educator is to help students become the best versions of themselves that they can be. My philosophy is that there is no one-size-fits-all approach to learning and that every student can learn. It takes a village to help each student to succeed. I encourage you to continuously check Pinnacle and be an active member of our School Advisory Council (SAC) and build authentic relationships with our Lauderdale Lakes Middle staff members. Through building meaningful relationships with one another and supporting our students, they can and will succeed.  

    My goal is to develop students that are emotionally healthy and academically successful. I am committed to providing our students with opportunities that will equip and prepare them with the rigor to be high school ready, and college bound.I look forward to experiencing the 2021-2022 school year with you. Please feel free to share your thoughts or provide feedback to assist with keeping Viking Nation a school of excellence.

    "A student doesn't care how much you know until they know how much you care.”


    Your Assistant Principal,Althea Gibbons8th Grade Administrator



  • Mr. Markis Facyson, Assistant Principal, Grade 7

    Markis FacysonI am honored to be part of the Lauderdale Lakes Community. To serve where you grew up is a humbling experience. I look forward to meeting our new students and your families as we embrace the opportunity to build an engaging and memorable middle school experience.

    I am also proud to say that I’m a Rutgers University graduate. My education, coupled with my love for kids, has inspired me to join the teaching profession. As I enter my 3rd year, I am fortunate to have had a variety of opportunities and support to prepare me for this one of a kind platform. After ten years of teaching, my career path led me into administration. I look forward to building strong relationships with parents, students, and community partners. I am committed to ensuring that every Lauderdale Lakes Middle School student receives the very best education possible, and that all students and their families realize they are an important part of our success. We will strive to provide a safe and supportive learning environment.  My belief is that every child can and will learn if given the right opportunities.  Working together as a team with our staff and parents, I am committed to helping each student achieve their very best.  Together we will continue to provide outstanding educational opportunities and a culture of academic excellence for our students. 

    Please know that my door is always open. Feel free to stop in, call, or email me to discuss any concerns, suggestions, or ideas to help make this year the best year yet! I feel truly blessed to be the instructional leader of such a special school community.

    Proud to be a Viking,

    Mr. Markis Facyson
    Assistant Principal, 7th Grade Administrator

  • Mr. William Ryser, Assistant Principal, Grade 6

    William RyserWelcome to Lauderdale Lakes Middle School and the Viking Nation!

    I am honored to serve as your 6th Grade Assistant Principal!  I am deeply committed to serving our entire Lauderdale Lakes School Family.  Transitioning to middle school is a major change in the life of a child and their loved ones:  students enjoy new and challenging coursework, meet new friends, and assume higher levels of responsibility.  The challenges get bigger and there will be obstacles along the way, but TOGETHER, we will ensure that each and every one of you reach your full potential!  I am dedicated to ensuring that your Lauderdale Lakes Middle School learning experience is engaging and responsive to your needs.  I am here for you!  Contact me anytime by phone at 754-322-3500 or by email.

    Thank you,
    Mr. William Ryser
    Assistant Principal,
    6th Grade Administrator

    Mr. Ryser has been an educational leader for the past 20 years.  Prior to coming from McNicol Middle School where he served as Magnet Coordinator, Mr. Ryser had been a high school and middle school administrator in Ohio for 14 years.  His teaching experience before that included both regular and ESE classes at the high school and middle school levels. Mr. Ryser enjoyed coaching football and track as well as advising the student council and National Honor Society.  Prior to his vocation in education, he served as a Captain in the United States Army.  He completed Army ROTC and earned a Bachelor of Science degree from Gannon University and Master of Science in Educational Leadership from Youngstown State University.  He is the devoted husband of 23 years to Mrs. Tracey Soto-Ryser who he met in the Army, and the proud father of a son and a daughter who both currently serve in the United States Military.


  • Attendance Clerk

    Mr. Gerald Jones, Attendance Clerk

    Attendance Phone Number: 754-322-3502

    Fax Number: 754-322-3585


  • Registrar

    Ms. Crystal Nelligan, Registrar

    Main Office Number: 754-322-3500

    Fax Number: 754-322-3585

  • Office Manager

    Ms. Lakesha Wyche, LLMS Office Manager

    Main Office Number: 754-322-3500

    Fax Number: 754-322-3585

Contact LLMS Staff

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