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Frank Lazarek


Frank Lazarek attended St. Patrick High School in Vallejo, California, an all-boys school. He earned his BA in English at the University of California, Davis, and completed his teaching credential at St, Mary’s College in Moraga, California. Frank also earned his Masters of Administration at Grand Canyon University in Phoenix, Arizona.

Currently he serves as an Assistant Principal at O’Dea High School in Seattle, Washington. O’Dea High School is the only all-boys school in the state and it serves 470 young men from around the Puget Sound region.

Upon graduation in 1989 Frank Lazarek began his teaching career at St. Patrick-St. Vincent High School in Vallejo, California. He served as Dean of Students and also fulfilled the role of Counselor. He was responsible for attendance, scheduling, and also found time to teach English and United States History. He served as Head Football Coach at SPSV from 1994-1996 and currently serves as an Assistant Coach at O’Dea High School.

“I have always enjoyed the world of education and have found the instruction of young men to be a rewarding challenge”. The Gurian Institute has opened my eyes to a lot of things. It has helped me to define exactly what we try to accomplish at O’Dea High School. The young men that I come in to contact with each day, whether it be in my office, in the class room, or on the athletic field have a desire to improve themselves and make their way in the world. It is my responsibility to help these young men to become men of integrity and diligence. The Summer Institute opened my eyes to the drastic differences between how girls learn and how boys learn. Young men need our care and guidance and it is our responsibility to make sure that O’Dea High School  offers the opportunity for students to grow and be challenged.

Frank and his wife Laura are the proud parents of Josiah, 13, and Katelyn, 10. He is an avid reader and runner and enjoys spending time with his family and friends.