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Kathleen Locke begins in 2020-21 as a Lower School Teaching Associate.

Academic background:
B.S., Virginia Tech
M.A., Mary Baldwin College

Additional experience:
Mrs. Locke earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Management Science at Virginia Tech. She then began her career at Landmark Communications as an Instructional Technology assistant. She went on to work at the University of Virginia Enrichment, organizing summer camp and other programs for gifted students. She began her time in the classroom as a fourth grade teacher at Greer Elementary in Charlottesville while pursuing a Master of Arts degree in teaching from Mary Baldwin, before moving to the Tidewater area to continue her work in education. She taught at the Williams School as a Resource Teacher for four years before becoming the owner and general manager of the School of Rock. Most recently, she served as the Program and Volunteer Manager at Tidewater Arts Outreach. 

Tell us why you wanted to become an educator:
I have always enjoyed the energy surrounding children, and I love breaking down difficult concepts into simpler ideas.

What most excites you about working at Norfolk Academy?
I feel like I have found the perfect place to work! Everyone at Norfolk Academy is positive, encouraging, and kind.

Norfolk Academy is unique because…
We share the same goal – help students be happy and successful.

Last book read:
Lilac Girls by Martha Hall Kelly 

What do you like to do in your own time/when you’re not working?
I like to do yoga, walk my dogs, and spend time with my family.

Favorite food?
Any kind of pizza!

A movie is being made about your life. Who would they cast to play you?
Diane Keaton

Fun fact your students might find surprising:
At one time, we owned five dogs, 26 gerbils, and a fish. It was a little too much!

“When I grow up, I want to be…”
Someone who helps others.

Kathleen Locke is a Lower School Teaching Assistant.

Kathleen Locke is a Lower School Teaching Assistant.

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