Board Member Spotlight

Dr. Steven Lockard

Carroll Co Public Schools
Carroll County Public Schools ranks as one of the top performing school systems in the state of Maryland. Instructional staff are continually recognized at the state and national levels for their performance with numerous awards. The educational programs developed in Carroll County Public Schools are also recognized statewide and nationally for their high standards and innovative approaches. Carroll County students consistently score above state and national averages on standardized student assessments. Carroll County also has one of the highest graduation rates and lowest dropout rates in the state. These factors, combined with the success of the outstanding Career and Technology Program, the support of the business community, and the involvement of parents in the county, help Carroll County to produce students who are college and career ready. Carroll County Public Schools focuses on excellence by preparing students to be globally competitive, addressing the needs of individual students, maintaining an effective workforce, and ensuring students are educated in safe and orderly environments.
I began my career in education as a 4th grade teacher.
I come from a family of educators and have always been passionate about giving back to the communities where I work and/or live.
Opening a new school as a principal was one of the most challenging and rewarding accomplishments of my career. A lot of blood, sweat, and tears goes into building a new school community – literally from the ground up!
Hoffman’s Ice Cream – for obvious reasons – plus I used to work there as a high school student.
We have so many non-profits that we partner with in Carroll County Public Schools and continue to grow our partnership opportunities to support our students in a number of ways – it would be hard to pick just one favorite.
Spending time with my family.
Go, Dog. Go! By P.D. Eastman. We can learn a lot from dogs!
No one cares how much you know, until they know how much you care.
The Chamber’s mission of building and supporting relationships with professionals, business owners, and community leaders in support of our business community and the entire Carroll community is so important for a vibrant Carroll County – I’m appreciative of the opportunity to serve.