Youth Summit Special Guests



Special Guests

Mr. Q‑U‑E

LaMar Queen, co-founder of Music Notes, is an artist at heart. He wrote his first song when he was in 7th grade, but it wasn’t until he became a teacher that he found a way to combine his love of music with his passion for education. Answering a challenge given to him by his first group of students, LaMar wrote his first educational song, “Slope Intercept”, in 2007. Since then, he has worked tirelessly to provide his students and other students across the country with music that not only sounds good, but teaches as well.

LaMar earned his B.S. in Elementary Education from Grambling State University. He is in his 9th year of teaching middle school math.


Mr. D

David Landix began working with students in 2001 at LA Academy Middle School. After taking an interest in a group of kids that would rap during their lunch breaks, he decided to try writing some raps of his own. Once he tapped into this previously undiscovered talent, David began creating songs and mixtapes. Then, with the support of Jimmy Pascascio and LaMar Queen, David began writing his first educational rap album, Deometry. David is inspired by the teachers he had the pleasure of learning from as a child who always used a wide variety of methods to teach. He sees his music as another tool for teachers to use as they continue to inspire their students.