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New Assistant Principals

A note from Dr. Nan Lujan, Assistant Principal

Hello Lakewood Community! I am thrilled to join the #BulldogNation at Lakewood Elementary as Assistant Principal.


This year will be my 20th in the field. Most of my experience has been at the elementary level including administration, Multi-Tiered Systems of Support, classroom teaching, Spanish education, English as a Second Language, and Academically and Intellectually Gifted Education. I have also taught education courses at three different universities part time.

My husband and I have been Durham residents since 2003. We have two sons, Logan (13) and Connor (11), both in Durham Public Schools, and a puppy named Dash.

I am excited to hit the ground running as a collaborative and servant leader, please do not hesitate to reach out to me at any time, I am here for you. I'm looking forward to getting to know all the members of the Lakewood School Community.

Dr. Nan Lujan
Assistant Principal
Lakewood Elementary School
919-560-3939 Ext. 39222
nan_lujan@dpsnc.net

A note from Mr. Rob Weldon, Assistant Principal Resident

Hello Lakewood team! I am honored to be able to spend the next year with the Lakewood Elementary community as the Assistant Principal Resident. In a short period, Lakewood has impressed me with the school’s collective spirit of growth and justice.

My background includes traditional and non-traditional settings: I was a classroom teacher at Sandy Ridge, spent a few years teaching science in forests, coached NYC middle school teachers on edtech tools, and began a summer program in rural Bolivia. Before Lakewood, I was an instructional coach at Lucas Middle and at the district level. For this residency, I am completing my Master’s in School Administration at NC State University with the Principal Fellows program. My wife and I live in Durham with our very clingy cat, Parker.

This past year has been exceptional and we will work hard to welcome our students back to Lakewood with renewed enthusiasm. I cannot wait to meet those of you I have yet to meet and learn more about how we can work together to serve this community. Let’s do this!

Rob Weldon
Assistant Principal Resident
Lakewood Elementary School
robert_weldon@dpsnc.net