Fran Kick is an author, educational consultant, and professional speaker who knows What Makes Kids KICK! He is the creator and presenter of KICK IT IN® a series of self-motivational personal leadership presentations and materials. Since taking an educational leave of absence from teaching instrumental music at Centerville High School (Ohio), he has developed a part-time speaking adventure into a full-time mission. Every year Fran presents programs across the U.S. and Canada to thousands of college/university, high school, junior high/middle school students, plus the many people who work with them.
Since 1998, Fran has served as the leadership coordinator with the Music for All Summer Symposium http://www.kickitin.com/boa/. He also partners with Drum Corps International, Bands of America, and NAfME every August and every November to facilitate the Future Music Educators’ Experience at Lucas Oil Stadium in Indianapolis, Indiana http://www.kickitin.com/nafme/. Outside the music education world, he works with schools, associations, conventions and corporate organizations who are actively engaged in teaching and reaching today’s kids. Fran speaks at many state, regional and national conferences about What Makes Kids KICK and how they can KICK IT IN & TAKE THE LEAD. He has his B.A. in Music Education and a M.A. in Educational Psychology.