Mrs. Lankes attended Muskingum College. She is former preK teacher. Her Montessori training in the infant/toddler program was completed at the North American Montessori Center and she completed her Montessori training for pre-primary children ages 3 to 6 at the Center for Montessori Teacher Education in Cranberry Township, PA. . She has been a teacher at WPMS since July 2004. Mrs. Lankes is currently the Toddler Teacher, and the Director of the WPMS summer camp program. Mrs. Lankes has one son.
Growing up, she says she always wanted to be a teacher and has fond memories of playing school with her cousin. However, her parents tell a different story. “They tell me I went through a phase where I wanted to be a race car driver and race in the Indianapolis 500 like Mario Andretti. Boy, am I glad I outgrew that phase!”