LFA News

portrait of one new faculty member in the fall of 2023 part 3

Faith Ekakitie ’12 joins Lake Forest Academy's Admission Office as a new Assistant Dean of Admission. Faith is an alumni of the Academy, having graduated in 2012. He went on to attend the University of Iowa and earned his undergraduate degree in anthropology, while also playing football. Faith then went on to play in the Canadian Football League for several years before moving back to Illinois with his wife, Mikaela, who coaches LFA's Girls Varsity Volleyball team as well as the Boys Junior Varsity Volleyball team. He and Mikaela have two children: Ezra and Elsie. Faith most recently worked at Lake Forest Country Day School, where he spent time teaching SK through fourth grade physical education, as well as coaching many of their upper school athletics teams. On campus, Faith will serve as a dorm parent in Warner House and will coach the Boys Junior Varsity Basketball team.

Q: What attracted you to LFA? A: LFA was and still remains a global community. With young kids of my own now, this is something that I would love for them to get to experience and be a part of.

Q: What are you most excited about in your first year? A: I am most excited to get to know our student body here. They are all incredibly brilliant and talented in their own ways.

Q: What's an LFA event or tradition that you're most looking forward to? A: I am looking forward to being able to ring the Bowditch Bell on multiple occasions during our upcoming basketball season.

Q: Where's your favorite hang-out spot on campus? A: The Crown Fitness and Wellness Center. You can always find me in the weight room or gymnasium.

Q: What's one fun fact people may not know about you? A: I was born in Nigeria and raised in Canada until I became a boarding student at LFA. However, my time since then has been spent in America.