Vern Hazard

Senior Vice President of Solutions

Vern Hazard truly has a passion for life, service, and relationships. He brings over 30 years of experience in education, advertising, and coaching, with the last 20 years spent serving and empowering superintendents, boards, and upper-level cabinets with Flippen processes. Vern’s greatest desire is to ultimately serve kids by helping school administrators create a safe and loving learning environment for every child that walks through the door. His position affords Vern the opportunity to build relational capacity in order to challenge and grow leaders to be the best they can be. Vern considers it a joy and honor to serve, and he loves that relationships last a lifetime!

Vern graduated from Olivet College in Michigan with a bachelor’s degree in kinesiology and a triple minor in speech, communications, and theater. He received the prestigious Walter B. Sprandel Award for the outstanding senior male in athletics, academics, and leadership.

Upon completing college, Vern lived in Europe, Australia, and Japan for eight years while working in advertising. When he returned to the United States, he began teaching and coaching at Deer Park High School, located southeast of Houston, Texas. He taught theater and Teen Leadership™, and coached varsity football and baseball. It was Teen Leadership that brought him to Capturing Kids’ Hearts®, and he now travels all over the United States, serving schools. Vern lives with his daughter Alexandria in College Station, Texas.

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Day 2
September 21, 2023
12:30 pm

Creating Multipliers: A Journey of Serving [Teaching & Learning]

21 September
Time:  12:30 pm - 1:45 pm
Location:  Peninsula B/C

Great leadership is contagious. Great leadership multiplies. If we are willing to set aside our personal agenda for the greater agenda of serving those around us, campuses, districts, and entire communities can be transformed. Our job as leaders, is to create an environment of safety and trust, whereby students and staff are engaged, connected, and empowered to be their best. We believe, “if you have a child’s heart, you have a child’s mind.” When school culture is built by leaders on positive relationships, service, and by “Capturing Kids’ Hearts®,” a multiplier effect can happen. Performance accelerates at all levels, and behaviors greatly improve because kids and staff want to be in school.

Focus: Women in Leadership/Teaching & Learning/Leadership Development/Other.

1. Understand the value of intentional service
2. Create a culture through a relational approach to leadership
3. Learn the power of reframing and gratitude
4. Explore a communication model that lends to deeper student engagement
5. Receive key insights into the alignment of behavior to academic outcomes
6. Learn tools for creating social, emotional, and academic safety at all levels
7. Discuss strategies for positively accelerating the 5 Key Indicators of School Performance.

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