Vern Hazard

Senior Vice President of Solutions

Vern Hazard has a passion for life, service, and relationships. He brings over 35 years’ experience in education, advertising, and coaching, with the last 25 years serving, speaking to and empowering superintendents, school boards, and upper-level cabinets. Vern’s desire is to serve kids by helping administrators create safe, caring environments where students thrive. His position affords Vern the opportunity to build relational capacity to challenge and grow leaders to bring out the best in others.

  • Company Capturing Kids' Hearts


Day 2
January 19, 2023
1:45 pm

Relational Leadership: The Key to Capturing Kids’ Hearts

Meadows (Lower Level)
19 January
Time:  1:45 pm - 3:00 pm
Location:  Meadows (Lower Level)

Many of our students today carry unreasonable expectations, stress from home, trauma, loneliness, not to mention the deep impact that COVID-19 has had on all of us. We know, and the research proves, the weight of these things is greatly impeding educational progress. There has never been a more critical time for leadership to focus on building not only safety and trust in the classroom but genuine connectedness at all levels. We believe, “if you have a child’s heart, you have a child’s mind.” If teachers create a relational connection to students, or “Capture Kids’ Hearts®,” performance accelerates, and behaviors greatly improve because kids want to be in school. The same can be said of leadership and all staff who face challenges. When school culture is built on relationships, it is proven that campuses, districts, and entire communities can be transformed.

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