Dr. Lana Hunter has been an educator for over thirty years. Throughout her career in education, she has taught in K-12 classrooms, served as a principal, and was director of instructional services before becoming interim school district superintendent. Currently, she is a professor at Colorado State University-Pueblo. After decades of working in the field, she is most passionate about empowering faculty and administration to make positive differences in the lives of their students—particularly in providing effective leadership for faculty and administration in curriculum implementation, program design, professional development, assessment, and finding grant monies to support programs. Among other courses she’s taught at the university, she finds that data-driven instruction and assessment is one course that particularly helps faculty and administrators understand which innovations are causing the desired changes in their schools and in their students. Her highly organized yet friendly and compassionate approach can help others bring excellence to their schools by harnessing enthusiasm from faculty and staff.
During her decades in the field, Dr. Hunter observed that one of the most prevalent yet easily remedied issues that takes schools off track is the culture of bullying and students’ negative experience of safety in school. To solve this problem, Dr. Hunter and her daughter, Cheryl Hunter, and have developed cutting-edge programs that provide students with the precise tools they need to develop the inner fortitude to live productive, contributive, successful lives. Dr. Lana Hunter holds a doctorate in educational leadership from Nova Southeastern University and administrative credentials from the University of Denver.