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New Program Coordinator welcomed at Barry Tech

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Abigail Smith-Lockett, Ed. D has been named Program Coordinator, In-District Programs at Nassau BOCES Barry Tech. The new position is responsible for schools’ five In-District Career and Technical Education (CTE) programs located in Baldwin, Hicksville, Roosevelt, Uniondale and Westbury school districts.

Dr. Lockett brings a wealth of experience to the position. Prior to joining Nassau BOCES, Dr. Lockett was the Restorative Justice Dean/Technology Teacher at the Academy for Scholarship & Entrepreneurship, part of the New York City Department of Education. She has extensive knowledge of school administration from serving as Program Director at New York Tennis and Learning and working as College and Career Coordinator at Bronxwood Preparator Academy, she also served as Manager of Business Operations for Manhasset Public Schools; Teacher Integration Specialist for Eastern Suffolk BOCES; and as the Business Administrator for Pupil Personnel Services for Hempstead Public Schools.

“I have always had a passion for ensuring that students receive the best possible training and instruction to prepare them for college and careers. It gives me great pleasure to be in a role where I can assist students in their efforts to obtain the knowledge and skills needed to be successful in their future endeavors,” says Dr. Lockett.

Dr. Lockett is a Doctor of Education in Education Administration, Leadership and Technology, which she earned at Dowling College. She holds a Professional Diploma in Administration and Supervision from Queens College. She also earned a Master’s in Human Resources/Counseling from University of Bridgeport; a bachelor’s degree in Business Administration/Accounting from York College; and an associate degree in Accounting/Business Management from Plaza Business College.

She holds several certifications including School Business Administration, School District Administration and School Administration and Supervision.

“I look forward to building relationships with all the participating district’s administration and staff, and our CTE teachers working in the program,” says Dr. Lockett. “My goal is to ensure that all In-District students are introduced to career awareness and opportunities and obtain technical and career-readiness skills in their respective CTE field. I also want to ensure they are provided with the skills needed for employment and/or secondary education.”