Lance comes to Fairfield from West Clermont Local School District, where he served as Director of Operations since 2015. Lance started his career in schools working as a substitute custodian in Lakota Local Schools. He was hired full-time as a second shift custodian and was eventually named a head custodian.
During that time, he earned a Bachelor of Science degree from Wright State University. Afterwards, Lance accepted a position as Human Resources Specialist with Lakota and would later be named Facilities and Operations Manager. He worked in Lakota for 14 years gaining elementary, high school, and districtwide experience.