Palm Beach County School District's 2016 Principal of the Year


Anthony Lockhart Ed.D.

Principal, Lake Shore Middle School, Belle Glade

Under Dr. Lockhart’s leadership, Lake Shore Middle improved two letter grades in just one year.  Previously, Lake Shore Middle had earned an F for two straight years.


Students at Lake Shore Middle recite this pledge at the beginning of every school day:

As I work toward achieving excellence, I will count on my community to be patient, supportive, and to hold me accountable.  I realize that my success depends on me.  To that end, my ability to learn, behave well, and respect authority are reflected in the investment that I make in myself.  My hard work and positive attitude tell me one thing; I am a winner! Failure is not an option!

"Teachers who love teaching, teach children to love learning." Anonymous

Nomination letter for Dr. Anthony Lockhart from Superintendent Robert M. Avossa

It is with great pride and enthusiasm that I nominate Dr. Anthony Lockhart....

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Letter of Recommendation for Dr. Anthony Lockhart from Instructional Superintendent Geoff McKee

Dr. Anthony Lockhart is the most exceptional leader I have known during my 28-year career as an educator.

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Dr. Anthony Lockhart's Journey in PBCSD Education

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2017 African-American Achievers named by JM Family 

By Marcia Heroux Ponds, Sun Sentinel

Education History

Dr. Anthony Lockhart's Educational History

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Dr. Anthony Lockhart's Biography

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Judging & Criteria

Each Palm Beach County Regional Superintendent nominated one elementary, middle and high school teacher from their region. A panel of judges comprised of...

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