Dr. Ken Lockette has worked in the field of education for over 20 years. He taught middle and high school English and drama for 10 years, including stints in Baltimore, Chicago, and six years in Kazakhstan. Over the last 15 years, Dr. Lockette has served as a site-based and central administrator, including nine years as principal of Avonworth High School in Pittsburgh, where he promoted and developed programming for the arts, college and career readiness, global education, human-centered design, making, and technology integration. Dr. Lockette created Avonworth High School’s Pittsburgh Galleries Project, which won the Pittsburgh Technology Council’s CreateFest Award for educational technology in 2015. The Galleries Project was also featured in a session at SXSWedu the same year. Dr. Lockette was named as assistant superintendent of the Avonworth School District in 2015 and is an active member of the Remake Learning Network and a representative for Avonworth in the Digital Promise’s League of Innovative Schools. He also led Avonworth High School in being named as a P21 (Partnership for 21st Learning) Exemplar School in 2015.
Global conversation starter, media arts promoter, K-12 leader