Dr. Ken Lockette has worked in the field of education for over 25 years. He taught middle and high school English and drama for 10 years, including stints in Baltimore, Chicago, and six years in Kazakhstan. For over a decade, Dr. Lockette has served as a site-based and central administrator with the Avonworth School District, including nine years as principal at Avonworth High School and two and a half years as assistant superintendent. He also served as the superintendent at the South Fayette Township School District. Currently Dr. Lockette is the executive director of the Shady Lane School, an early childhood education program.

During his career, Dr. Lockette has promoted and developed programming for the arts, college and career readiness, global education, human-centered design, making, and diversity, equity, and inclusion. 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 also co-created the Antelope Film Festival in partnership with Pittsburgh Filmmakers in 2011. Dr. Lockette is an active member of the Remake Learning Network and represented two school districts 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.

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