Patsy Lockhart is an exceptional writing and reading teacher and professional developer. She has a Masters of Education Degree from Cambridge College in Boston, Massachusetts.
Patsy is an Early Adolescent English Language Arts National Board Certified Teacher. She worked as a consultant with the Bay Area Writing Project at the University of California at Berkeley. Her work evolved from consultant and coordinator to a promoter and demonstrator of teacher inquiry. She became a participant and later co-director of the Urban Writing Network, which lead her to study and coordinate writing institutes in major urban cities nationwide.
Patsy wrote an article entitled "Teachers at the Decision Making Table" published in Developing a Community of Readers. She became Director of African American Youth and the Teaching of Writing at the University of California and served as leader for The African American Learners Project for the National Writing Project.
For the past two years, Patsy has worked as a Middle School Literacy Coach and Curriculum Leader. As a Literacy Professional Developer, she has worked with elementary, middle, and high school teachers to promote and create cohesion in implementing Writer's Workshop.
Recognized for her dedication and commitment to literary learning, Patsy remains passionate about working to inspire students, teachers, administrators and parents. Her focus is to celebrate the gift of "voice" in high critical thinking that surfaces from student writing.
She currently lives in the Bay Area and consults for Accelerated Literacy Learning.