Mrs. Lakia Gaines is the 2018-2019 Teacher of The Year for the Sumter Career and Technology Center! Mrs. Gaines, a 12 year veteran in the educational field, currently teaches Aerospace Engineering and Mechatronics. Mrs. Gaines, a native of Sumter, South Carolina, is a proud graduate of South Carolina State University. As an educator, she believes that “We are charged to not only educate students academically but to educate the whole child”. Mrs. Gaines enjoys spending time with her family, reading and teaching Sunday School at her church, Chapel A.M.E. Church. Lakia Gaines is also an active member of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Incorporated. Please help us to congratulate Mrs. Gaines on receiving Teacher of the Year!!