Locklear appointed to education panel

By: Staff Report

LUMBERTON — A Robeson County woman has been appointed to a state committee that will help shape education in North Carolina.

Connie Locklear, director of the Indian Education Resource Center for the Public Schools of Robeson County, was appointed by the House of Representatives to serve on the Professional Educator Preparation and Standards Commission. Locklear was one of 18 members of the state’s education community picked to serve on the North Carolina Teaching Fellows Commission and the Preparation and Standards Commission.

“I am honored to have this wonderful opportunity not only to represent the great state of North Carolina but also my community,” Locklear said.

The Educator Preparation Commission was established by Senate Bill 599, which was signed into law in July by Gov. Roy Cooper. The commission will make recommendations to the state Board of Education about all aspects of teacher preparation, licensure, continuing education and standards of conduct.

Staff Report