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Lamar Collins was born and raised in Norfolk, VA. He came to Texas via the United States Army. After serving in the Army, he attended Central Texas College (AA), the University of Mary Hardin Baylor (BS), and Texas State University (MPA).

He worked at the VA Hospital during college and was hired by the Killeen ISD upon graduation. He taught and coached for four years before deciding to join the Worth the Wait program at Scott & White Hospital. While at Scott & White, he traveled the country as a motivational speaker. He also served as the director of a family medicine clinic before coming to Temple ISD to teach Anatomy & Physiology and coach football. He now serves as an Assistant Principal at Temple High School.

Lamar is an author, Engaging Parents, and a proud member of the Eagles Wings Ministries Church. He is also a member of Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development and the Texas Association of Black School Educators. Most importantly, he and his wife Rose are the parents of three daughters, Alexis, Alyssa, and Aliyah, and one son, TJ.