Lee Roland currently acts as the Executive Director of a non-profit, Hope United, a pastor at The Parish in Oklahoma City, as well as a Public Speaker, Education Consultant and Adjunct Professor of Sociology at Southern Nazarene University. Lee has lovingly worked as a public school educator and administrator for over 30 years. He is formerly the proud principal of Tulakes Elementary School in the Putnam City School District. His book, The Fantastic Voyage: A Story of School Turnaround and Achievement by Overcoming Poverty and Addressing Race, wonderfully chronicles the success of his school in a high-challenged community in Northwest Oklahoma City that had previously experienced years of low test scores and poor image before his arrival.
Mr. Roland has always labored exhaustively yet ardently in the field to serve students and teachers with excellence. His dedication and determination are evident as he endeavors to inspire and propel others who serve, to touch lives, and to make a difference, particularly for children.