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About Dr. LaKisha Franks

Hello Buder Bobcat Family,

I am excited to be starting year 2 as the Principal of Buder Elementary. Each day I will lead with intentionality. Your children are our number one priority. I look forward to connecting and partnering together to ensure success for all students. 

I have 10 years of classroom experience, 2 years as an instructional coach, 3 years as an Assistant Principal and 1 year as a Principal. I am pleased to be starting year 17, as the Principal of Buder Elementary.  I am a continuous learner who strives to make a difference in the lives of others.

At Buder, all kids are our kids. We celebrate and embrace diversity. We know representation matters and we want to make sure all of our students feel welcomed, seen and heard daily.  I will continue to ensure equitable practices are in place to meet the needs of all scholars. 

In my spare time, I enjoy traveling, karaoke, roller skating and spending quality time with the ones I love. I am a servant leader at heart and I will always do what is best for our scholars. Let’s have an amazing year full of learning, connecting, building, collaboration and fun. Please follow us on social media to stay connected with school updates. 

If you ever have a concern or question, please do not hesitate to contact me.

Dr. Franks and Family
Dr. Franks and Family