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Marian Lacey (AR '97)


At the time of the Award, Marian Lacey was:

Mann Magnet Junior High School
Little Rock, AR

Biographical Information

Marian Lacey is assistant superintendent for secondary schools for the Little Rock School District in Little Rock. Previously, Lacey was principal of Horace Mann Arts and Science Magnet Junior High School in Little Rock, where she reminded students and staff of the qualities necessary for successful human interaction by blanketing the campus with posters displaying the "4 R's"—Respect, Respond, Reach and Rally. To help all students become successful learners, Lacey created an Early Morning Tutoring Program for students in need of extra assistance, and enlisted National Junior Honor Society members to provide peer tutoring. She also designed a program called Extra Exerted Effort, implemented by Mann's counselors, which recognized and rewarded at-risk students who demonstrated significant improvements in performance.

Related Connections

Memoriam: Arkansas Educator Marian Lacey Passes Away

Marian Lacey In The News

New Little Rock School to Bear Name of Longtime Local Educator Marian G. Lacey
Arkansas Democrat-Gazette  |  Apr 15, 2022  |  Fayetteville, AR

Additional Information


1960 University of Arkansas - Pine Bluff, B.A.

Parental Involvement, Academics, At-risk Students, Attendance, Business Partnerships, Choice Schools, Community Involvement, Community Partnerships, Community Service, Discipline