This month's faculty spotlight features Mr. Solomon Lakey who serves as Science Department Chair and teaches Sixth Form Biology and Honors Biology. In his 14th year here at Eaglebrook, his schedule remains quite full with teaching and coaching mountain biking in the fall and the Varsity basketball in the winter. He also shares his interests in fly-fishing and bow shooting with students, through his role in the Outdoor Program. Sol lived in Halsted House, where he served as Dorm Head, and he currently lives in an on-campus house with his wife Christa and his children, Peter and Beatrice. Sol and Christa are advisors in Kravis House.
Name: Solomon Lakey
College/Grad School: B.S University of Vermont, M.A Colorado State
What are your roles at Eaglebrook? I am the Science Department Chair, Biology teacher, Mountain biking coach, Varsity basketball coach, and lead many Outdoor Program Activities on the weekends among other things.
Proudest Achievement? My proudest achievement is my development as an educator, as I love working with kids and love making them feel confident. I am proud of the fact that I have had a positive impact on so many students who have attended school on the Hill.
Last book you read? Educated by Tara Westover
Movie you would recommend? Office Space
Favorite Food? Burritos with homemade tortillas.
Best Advice Ever Received? Fail Fast - you’re going to have failures but get over them quickly. Move onto the next challenge and don’t wallow in the past.
Why Eaglebrook? Family! Eaglebrook is one large family and the sense of community is unparalleled. The students and faculty members become a close-knit family; we do almost everything together for 9 out of the 12 months in a year.
What are your interests/hobbies? I have too many! I’m a builder and love building things including houses. I also love mountain biking, road biking, fishing, boating, and hunting.
What animal do you identify with most? Seriously? White-Tailed Deer
One word that describes me? Positive
Check back in next month for another faculty spotlight!