Dr. Hastings has been an educator for 16 years at K-12 and university levels combined and has taught at Leonard for five years. His career has been focused on meeting the needs of students with special needs while supporting in-service and pre-service teachers. He strives to create an environment that is academically enriching, social-emotionally nurturing and inclusive of individuality. He is a strong advocate for the needs of all students. Moreover, his goal is for his students to be successful contributing members of society.