Ms. Lockard is excited about joining the Equitas team as Academic Coordinator. She started subbing here at Equitas Academy in December and found that it was a great fit! She graduated from Biola University where she earned her preliminary multiple-subject teaching credential. After graduation she worked as a behavior therapist in homes and at schools working with children with autism. After working as an ABA therapist, she worked as a private tutor for students with special needs and as a substitute teacher. Her favorite part about working with students is seeking the strengths in each scholar and helping them reach their goals. Ms. Lockard will be working with individual students to help them achieve their IEP goals and push them to be the best they can be. She believes in a growth mindset and enjoys learning. She thinks it’s important to teach students that their brains can grow and that they can get better at anything with a little grit. She believes that with the right support and encouragement, any scholar can meet the goal of graduating college. In her spare time, Ms. Lockard enjoys going on walks, eating at a variety of Los Angeles restaurants, and silly dancing to pop and hip hop music.