Dear Lakewood Early Childhood Parents and Guardians,
Welcome to Lakewood Early Childhood Center, home of our littlest Vikes. We house the district's Kinderstart and Kindergarten students, along with an Early Childhood Special Education classroom and the Ionia Great Start Readiness Program.
LECC has an amazing and hard-working staff. We are committed to preparing our students for success by building a strong educational foundation. It takes teamwork! We truly believe that School + Home = SUCCESS. The LECC staff is trained in Positive Behavior Intervention and Support. We promote a positive school environment through our school-wide expectations: Be Safe, Be Nice, and Work Hard.
My name is Jody Pung, and I am honored to serve as the new Principal of Lakewood Early Childhood Center. As a dedicated leader in education, I bring over fifteen years of experience and expertise to the district. I spent ten wonderful years with Lakewood Public Schools teaching Kindergarten, Kinderstart, and first grade. Upon completing my master's degree in curriculum and instruction, I transitioned to Ionia County ISD, where I most recently served as the Early Literacy Coach and Rural School Principal.
My husband, Ben, and I have been married for 16 years and have two children. Evan is in 9th grade and Aubrey is in 6th grade. We also have a 10-month-old foster baby that we absolutely adore. Our summers are spent outdoors soaking up the sun, we love boating, hiking, and fishing!
I am thrilled to be back in the Lakewood community, and I look forward to supporting the growth of our littlest Vikes!
Be Safe, Be Nice, and Work Hard!