Mr. Jamie Heard

Principal's Corner

I am a native of Chambers County, Al and a product of the Chambers County School System. I initiated my educational journey at Drew Jr. High School and later enrolled in Shawmut Elementary School. My Junior High years were spent at Valley Jr. High and in 1976, I graduated from Valley High School in Valley, Al. I am married to the former Janice Barber and the father of two daughters and three sons (one deceased). I have seven grandchildren.

Educational Achievements:

• Associate of Science Degree in Elementary Education from Southern Union Junior College in 1978

• B.S. in Elementary Education from Auburn University, 1980

• M.S in Elementary Education from Troy University, 1984

• Certification in Educational Leadership from Troy University, 1988

Work Experience:

• 1981-1993 Bob Harding-Shawmut Elementary School

• 1993-1994 Southside Middle School

• 1994-Present J.T. Greene Middle School and W.O. Lance Elementary School

• 2010-Present Davis Memorial Mortuary Valley, Al Religious and Community


• Member of Mt. Hermon Baptist Church

• Secretary for the Bowen East District Association

• Lanett Housing Authority Grievance Board

• Lanett City Council- presently serving 4th term

• Lanett United Community Federation Club (former member)

• Past board member of Valley Haven School

• Past board member of Lanett Boy’s and Girl’s Club

• Past board member of Huguley Water System

• Past member of West Shawmut Masonic Lodge

During my tenure as principal, here at W.O. Lance, several programs have been implemented. These programs include:

• STARS afterschool program

• Summer Enrichment Program

• New playground equipment


• ISS Program

• Science Club

• Math Club


• OSR Pre-K Program