Lance McClard: I want my district to setup PD like this

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Lance McClard is a proud Missouri public school educator. He is happily married to his wife, Laura, a high school counselor, and father of three children: ages 10, 7, and 8 months. The son of an educator, Lance followed in his father’s footsteps and became a teacher himself. Lance has taught 4th, 7th, and 8th grade. He started his teaching career in South Carolina before accepting a position in his hometown of Jackson, Missouri. After pursuing his Master’s, specialist, and doctoral degrees, Lance accepted a dual position as a building principal and assistant principal before becoming an elementary principal of two buildings. Additionally, he coordinates his district’s elementary new teacher program. 

Outside of his regular responsibilities as an administrator, Lance McClard has helped plan and organize edCamps. He is involved in the Missouri Association of Elementary School Principals and will serve as the local southeast region president. Additionally, Lance has recently joined ConnectEd Learning STL to help them achieve their mission; to support those who desire to learn more, are willing to take risks, and think differently about the problems we face in education today.

Lance McClard Show Highlights:

  • What to do when students don’t listen just because of your title
  • How to “earn” your leadership
  • What Lance learned facilitating EdCamps in SE Missouri
  • How he grew EdCamp minimal participation to 150
  • Give up control and let magic happen
  • Trust is the first step
  • Have you stopped taking risks? 
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