The return of David Lawrence to Dayton Public Schools

I’ve written about David Lawrence before. First as the new principal at Thurgood Marshall High School where he made great strides, then as he took the helm at the Dayton Regional STEM school.

That lasted exactly one year.

Last night, the Dayton Board Of Education made a smart move and brought homegrown talent back to the District and created a new position in the hierarchy:

Chief of School Innovation at the rate of $100,000.00 annually
Eff. 7/1/2012 – 6/30/2013, 001.2421.111.1114.000000.500.00.110
Lawrence, David

You can find it in the board minutes PDF here:

It would appear he also took a pay cut to come back. You can watch this WSU produced video about him:

The big question is how much impact can one person have on a district with over 800 teachers, 30 buildings and a student population that has 85% of the students eligible for the free lunch program?

The biggest question is who will the STEM school bring in to fill his shoes?

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7 Responses

  1. David Lauri May 17, 2012 / 12:58 pm
    David E, you should have added a gay slant to this post if you wanted people to comment on it.
  2. Bubba Jones May 17, 2012 / 3:25 pm
    YOU are a funny guy, David L!!!  I like you (in a straight-guy kind of way, OF COURSE! ;) )!!
  3. Hall May 18, 2012 / 3:56 pm
    You mean to get 2-3 people to go back-and-forth and blow up the comments section ? :D
  4. Marie T June 11, 2012 / 3:25 pm
    How much is David Lawrence paying you to say all of these nice  things?
  5. David Esrati June 11, 2012 / 3:49 pm

    @MarieT- wow, there’s an idea! How much should I charge? What do you want me to say nice about you? He’s mad because I published his salary which is public record. I can’t win.

  6. April August 20, 2012 / 11:33 am
    He says such glowing things in the video.  Why only 1 year at the STEM school?

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