Dr. Lamar Collins

Author, School Administrator and Former Coach
6th-12th, Staff, Parent

Dr. Lamar Collins is an author, school administrator and former high school football coach who understands the correlation between choices and consequences.

Born and raised in Norfolk, Virginia, Lamar moved to the great state of Texas after high school and enlisted in the United States Army. After serving in the military, Lamar attended Central Texas Collage, the University of Mary Hardin Baylor (BS), and Texas State University (MPA). He then began his professional career in education as a high school teacher and football coach. Lamar later joined the Worth the Wait program as an educator at Scott & White Hospital.

Now a father of four, Lamar talks to parents about the significance of promoting a healthy lifestyle within a strong family unit. He directs parents to assess their child’s behaviors, and informs them on how to look for certain factors that will prevent their child from making destructive decisions.

As a former coach and a current school administrator, Lamar is able to understand and empathize with issues that enviably arise in an educator’s career, such as burnout; lack of communication in the workplace; the day-to-day battles with student classroom behavior; etc. He also equips audiences with tools that will help them reach the at-risk students in their classrooms, and will also assist them in creating an environment for all students to excel.

``The question is not, 'Do you have what it takes to succeed?' but rather, 'What are you doing with what you have?'”

Dr. Lamar Collins Impact

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Staff Program

  • Educators become well-equipped on how to connected with and support at-risk students in their classrooms
  • Educators learn strategies for creating a positive, caring campus environment in order to help all students excel
  • Educators are re-energized and reminded of “why” they chose education as a career, preventing burnout and low-morale in the workplace

Parent Program

  • Parents are provided encouragement and guidance to build a strong family unit, and promote a healthy lifestyle for themselves and their children
  • Parents are instructed how to recognize indicators in their child’s behavior and what to approach to use in order to help them reduce destructive decisions

Dr. Lamar Collins Programs

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Topics

  • Foundation for Success
  • Reducing Destructive Choices
  • Strong Family Unit
  • Supporting the Whole-Student

Audiences

  • Staff
  • Parents

What people are saying about Lamar’s Program

“Lamar’s message of how to teach students about making positive choices and the brain research aspect was the most useful for our staff.”

Dwight Lofton - Assistant Principal, Lakeview Centennial High School

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