Born and raised in Ann Arbor by a mother who often emphasized the importance of education, LaKeisha Drummer attended Lawton Elementary School, Slauson Middle School, and Pioneer High School. In 2007, Drummer received her Bachelor of Arts degree with a major in education from Michigan State University.
During her undergraduate career, Drummer had a variety of pre-teaching experiences that nurtured her desire to serve diverse student populations. She went on to complete her student teaching internship in a second-grade classroom in Detroit and then taught fourth grade for a year at a Title 1 school in Georgia.
She returned to Ann Arbor to teach fourth grade at Burns Park Elementary School for two years. After transferring to a fourth grade teaching position at Carpenter Elementary in 2011, Drummer received her master’s degree in Curriculum and Instruction from Eastern Michigan University.
This school year marks Drummer’s first year teaching third-grade.