Meet our Administrative Team
Mrs. Anne Marie Adkins, Principal

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Mrs. Anne Marie Adkins, Principal

It is exciting to be entering my 6th school year as the proud principal of West Lake Middle School. I am honored to lead an extradorinary community and have been so impressed with the work of all stakeholders to #BeTheOne and #BeTheDifference for EVERY student! I

In 1990 I earned my undergraduate degree from Bradley University, and in 1997 I completed my master's degree, also at Bradley University in Peoria, IL. Growing up in central Illinois, I watched my father's passion working with high school and college students as a teacher and coach. This led me to understand why I could not imagine doing anything other than positively impacting students of all ages as my life long mission/career. For the first 17 years in education, I had the pleasure of teaching in the classroom in Peoria, IL; Tampa, FL; and Cary, NC. When I became an administrator, I was an AP in WCPSS for 2 1/2 years and then became the principal at Yates Mill Elementary for 4 years. In January of 2015, I had the honor of becoming the principal at West Lake Middle School. Working at WLMS and with our students is one of the most rewarding experiences of my career. When I am not at school, I enjoy exercising, shopping, watching reality TV shows, and spending time with my family.

Mrs. Chanin Lacy-Garner, 8th Grade Assistant Principal

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Mrs. Chanin Lacy-Garner, 8th Grade Assistant Principal

I worked at East Wake Middle for 6 years. I grew up in Raleigh and moved to Knightdale when I was in 6th Grade. I actually attended East Wake Middle as an 8th grader the first year that the school was built. I graduated from East Wake High and went on to attend East Carolina University.
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After graduating, I returned to Wake County to be a teacher. I taught Kindergarten at Lockhart Elementary in the early 2000s. In 2007, I left to attend UNC Chapel Hill to obtain my Master's in Administration. After graduating, I returned to Wake County again as an Assistant Principal. I worked at Hunter Elementary and Daniels Middle, and at Lockhart Elementary for several years.  
 
I am married to Michael Garner.  We live in Raleigh.  In our spare time we like to go to the beach and spend time with our family.
Mr. John Corey, 7th Grade Assistant Principal

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Mr. John Corey, 7th Grade Assistant Principal

This is my first year as an Assistant Principal at West Lake Middle School.  Before joining the WILDCAT family, I was a part of the Hunter GT/AIG Magnet Elementary School as an Administrative Intern through the North Carolina Principal Fellows Program and East Carolina University.  

I am a National Board Certified music educator with a masters degree from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro and, from East Carolina University, a bachelor in mathematics education and music education. Prior to working in administration at Hunter, I taught AP Music Theory and Piano Lab at Enloe GT/IB Magnet High School.  In addition to my teaching responsibilities at Enloe, I was a mentor to beginning teachers and served on the Equity Team, the Instructional Leadership Team, and the School Improvement Team.  Before transitioning to Enloe, I taught orchestra and choir at South Central High School and choir at East Millbrook Magnet Middle School.

I wholeheartedly believe that a school should be the place where all students’ gifts and talents are recognized, nurtured and celebrated.  Although I am new to WLMS, and I am not new to excellence, hardwork and “Being the ONE for kids.  I am someone who consistently goes above and beyond what is required (A RUNNER) and I am looking forward to utilizing and sharpening my leadership and administrative capacity in order to motivate students and teachers to pursue excellence in everything through the lens of love, compassion and respect.

In my free time, I enjoy playing piano, watching Marvel movies, exercising, taking care of my fish, and traveling.

Mrs. Johanna Rogers, 6th Grade Assistant Principal

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Mrs. Johanna Rogers, 6th Grade Assistant Principal

This is my fourth year as an Assistant Principal at West Lake Middle School.  I am PROUD to be a WILDCAT!  Before coming to WLMS, I was an Administrative Intern at Green Hope High School.  In the past, I also taught orchestra at East Millbrook Magnet Middle School and Davis Drive Middle School since 2003.  I am a classically trained violinist, and I love to play in my spare time.  I have two degrees from UNC-Chapel Hill (Go, Tar Heels!) in violin performance and teaching and a second Masters degree in School Administration from NC State.  When I’m not at school, I enjoy playing with my four-year-old son and walking our rescue dog, Lucy.