felecia Locklear '93
On what should have been one of the happiest days of her teaching career, Felecia Locklear received the news that she was moving with her husband, Anthony ’79, to Chapel Hill. Anthony had been accepted into a graduate program and named assistant dean of the College of Arts and Sciences.
A music teacher, Felecia had just
been named Teacher of the Year at
Pembroke Elementary School.
Anthony, who is now executive director of the GEAR UP program at the Office of the President of UNC,
remembers that day in 1994. “As I was sharing my news with Felecia, the announcement was made on the school intercom that she was
selected Teacher of the Year,” Anthony said. “Unfortunately, she did not get the opportunity to enjoy her selection as teacher of the year because we relocated to Cary a few weeks later.”
Felecia started her professional career over again as a substitute teacher in Wake County. It didn’t take long for the cream to rise.
From substitute teacher, Felecia was hired as a team teacher at Charles R. Bugg A+ Creative Arts and Science Magnet School. After becoming a team leader, her outstanding leadership ability was recognized at the central office, and she was selected to participate in Wake County’s Leadership Program. After completing the program, Felecia served three years as assistant principal at Weatherson Elementary.
From assistant principal at Weatherstone Elementary, she
promoted to principal of Brooks Museums Magnet Elementary School,
one of Wake County’s newest and most innovative K-5 schools. The
school employs a hands-on, projectbased learning program that places it on the cutting edge of education in the United States.
On the home front, Felecia and Anthony’s oldest daughter,
be a freshman at N.C. State this fall, and Francesca attends Apex High School. “Felecia has worked diligently to balance work and home, and she is a great wife and mother,” Anthony said.
Updated: Thursday, May 18, 2006
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