Lifelong learner with more than 25-years of experience in urban and suburban school districts. In Dr. Lance’s quest for learning and to create better outcomes for the students she serves, she received training in various parts of the country, including three stints of professional learning at Harvard University’s Professional Education programs. 

Dr. Lance has presented at several professional conferences, including The American Educational Research Association (AERA) and American Association of School Administrators (AASA). Currently, Dr. Lance was recently appointed to the Advisory Board of the Region 9 Comprehensive Center, which services Iowa and Illinois.

Dr. Lance earned her doctoral degree in Educational Leadership and defended her dissertation titled, The Contributions of a Ninth-Grade Academy on African American Males’ Promotion to Tenth Grade: A Single-Case Study. The proposal to share her research and findings of this study were recently accepted among 15,000 submissions by AERA.

In her spare time, Dr. Lance enjoys reading, working on 1000-piece puzzles, attending church, and spending time with her family.