PhD, Human Sexuality; MS, Health, Physical Education and Recreation
Lawrence P. Frank Jr., "Bo," has dedicated his life to education and uses his teaching philosophy of "A Tradition of Excellence" to challenge his students to exceed standards. He earned a Master of Science in HPER (Health, Physical Education, and Recreation) from Emporia State University and his undergraduate in Health and Physical Education from Graceland University. Bo has been teaching since 1998, the last 21 years in various roles at Radford High School in Honolulu, Hawaii.
Academically, Bo is interested in social justice and helping LGBTQ students to find their place in school and to excel. By addressing sexual orientation and gender identity in the public school system, Bo intends to write policy and develop an appropriate holistic sexuality and gender education curriculum for school districts. He has already implemented a new Sexual Literacy course at Radford high school for juniors and seniors. The class, Introduction to Human Sexuality, was taught for the first time during the 2018-19 school year. Bo also crafted a platform to build inclusive classrooms, sharing his ideas at numerous conferences across the country, including at the 2018 and 2019 National Education Association's Racial and Social Justice Conferences and most recently at the 2020 (virtual) Annual Meeting of the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry. Bo is graduating in 2021, he successfully defended his dissertation entitled, TRANSGENDER STUDENTS AND U.S. SEXUALITY EDUCATION: TOWARDS A HOLISTIC MODEL OF K-12 SEXUALITY EDUCATION. Having a ten-year-old transgender daughter who socially transitioned at age five adds personal implications to his studies.
Bo enjoys his ohana, travel, sports, teaching, and coaching. He takes pride in his family and, along with his partner Thomas, loves every minute spent supporting, nurturing, guiding, and loving their children, Saxoni, Sakoda, and Seyvon-Makoa. Their Tibetan spaniel, Sibley Snuggles, and Chidoxle Snazzy complement this family well.