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5 questions with Lex’s David McLain


Editor’s note: Answering  The Purcell Register’s five questions this week is David McLain, Lexington High School principal.

Q: How do you motivate yourself for your job?

A: Folks outside the day-to-day of a school district often hear about the concerning items occurring on campuses.

Lost in that, however, are the many positive performances, victories, and improvement stories of our students.

If I’m having a tough day, I simply walk our hallways and am nearly always reminded of the tremendous students we serve, and the dedicated faculty that depend on guidance and support from my office.

Q: How prepared for the ‘real world’ are your students?

A: Lexington faculty does a great job of imparting knowledge to our students! At Lexington High School, we have increased concurrent, college enrollment nearly three-fold in recent years, and many of our students are well-served by Mid-America Technology Center as they hone skills for success in nice paying careers.

Q: What hobbies do you enjoy?

A: I play WAY too much golf and love to walk and read.

Q: Do you leave school at the school at the end of the day?

A: Unfortunately, I tend to drag some things around.  My better-half is masterful at turning my head, however.

Q: What is something most people don’t know about you?

A: Born and raised in Chandler, Okla., I ‘worked’ a handful of summer sessions at the now defunct Bo Belcher/Chandler Baseball Camp. We hosted youngsters from all over the world.


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