Member Spotlight: Lance Sumpter

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We want to share good news about education! MASSP is turning the spotlight on members who are making an impact in their school, district and community. Spotlighted members exemplify the mission of the MASSP: To advance learning through educational leadership.

Lance Sumpter, Principal, Dailey Elementary School

How long have you worked in education?
16 years

How long have you been an administrator?
2 years

Give us a few personal details.
I just married in July 2017 to Keyatta (Nicky) Sumpter. I have 2 awesome kids, Tyson and Tania Davis. I love spending time with my family. I also have a few hobbies that I enjoy: playing golf & basketball, riding motorcycles, working out and reading.

What is something you are working on or hoping to implement in the near future?
We are working on a new PBIS system in the district. I’m hoping we will have it fully implemented by the 2nd semester.

Tell us about a training or book you've read recently that you found to be beneficial.
Shifting the Monkey by Todd Whitaker is a very good read. It discusses the problems that occur when you shift responsibilities to someone else. Also, how it deteriorates the organization as a whole by relieving people from being accountable to their roles and responsibilities.

What do you most value about your MASSP membership?
For a new principal, the month checklist are one of the most valuable pieces of information. It helps give direction and information about upcoming topics and deadlines.

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