David  Lara
Head Baseball Coach, Athletic Director
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Hello My name is David Lara and this will be my 12th year at Hernando High School. I teach American Government.  The 2017-2018 school year will be my 26th year as a high school teacher. Other schools where I have taught include: Pelahatchie High School, Brandon High School and Grenada High School. I really enjoy seeing and visiting with former students. As I look at each senior class I think about how one day these will be the leaders in our community. I believe most teachers feel a sense of pride when we see our former students taking on leadership roles within their families and our community.

I grew up in the MS Delta town of Cleveland, MS. I am a 1992 graduate of Delta State University.  I still return to Cleveland to visit family and friends. My visits are quick because the mosquitos are too much for me to handle. If you have ever visited the Delta you know exactly what I mean. Even though I grew up in the Delta I am still not used to mosquito bites nor do I want to get used to them.

I enjoy meeting new people and learning where they have lived in the past. Who knows we may actually know some of the same people living in other parts of our state or the United States.  You just never know.

In addition to my teaching duties I am also the head baseball coach and athletic director at Hernando High. I have coached junior high and high school sports my entire career. Other sports I have coached in the past include: Football (7-12), Cross-Country (boys and girls) and Girls Track. In addition to the many memories I have in the classroom I have just as many if not more on the athletic field. Some of my former athletes have taken athletics to the highest level possible. Some of them finished their athletic career in high school. Regardless how far athletics carried them in life I am proud they gave me the opportunity to spend extra time with them outside the classroom.

I hope this gives you a little information about who I am and I look forward to meeting you.

Coach Lara