Toni Lockhart, former master teacher at Rena Elementary School in Van Buren, has the distinction of being the first Arkansas teacher ever to obtain National Board Certification. A specialist in standards-based education, Lockhart has been an educational consultant for the past 17 years. Working throughout the state of Arkansas, at first with NSCI/Learning 24/7 and for the last 16 years with Elbow 2 Elbow Educational Consulting, Inc., Lockhart works with everyone from the Pre-K student to the teachers and principals to superintendents and school boards in Pre-K through 12th grade public schools. This mission in each district and school building is ultimately the same : help identify what needs to be done, help devise a plan to accomplish the work, and assist in implementation. Though the work keeps means being away from home a couple nights a week, the rewards justify the time on the road. Lockhart and music-teacher husband, Andy, have 4 children. One is married, living in Brooklyn, NY. One is in college, and two are in Jr. High and High School, still living at home.
2018 Arkansas State University, M.S.E. in Educational Leadership
1989 University of Arkansas - Fayetteville, B.S.