Mrs. Mary Anne Lock is a self-employed educational consultant offering customized educational services to schools and school districts in the areas of standards-based curriculum and instruction, arts infused instruction, literacy, collaboration, leadership, instructional coaching and program evaluation. She brings over thirty years of diverse educational experiences to provide consulting which includes designing professional development, implementing professional development training and mentoring teachers and administrators in elementary, middle and high schools across the nation.
Formerly, Mrs. Lock was a programs consultant and an artist and instructional coach at the Collaborative for Teaching and Learning, a non-profit organization that works with educators to improve instruction and increase learning for all students. While at CTL she worked with projects such as the Striving Readers National Literacy Initiative, the Lumina Foundation Community College Literacy Initiative, the National Forum to Accelerate Middle Level Reform, Gear Up, Accelerated Schools and Different Ways of Knowing, a comprehensive arts-infused, interdisciplinary curriculum for elementary and middle school. Starting her career as a public school teacher, Mrs. Lock taught at the elementary, middle and high school levels, as well the college level. In 1989, she was named the Kentucky Teacher of the Year. Over the course of her career, Mrs. Lock has done extensive coaching, consulting and presenting in the public and private sectors for local, state and national audiences, including the U.S. Virgin Islands. Mrs. Lock holds a Bachelor of Music Education degree and a Master of Arts degree, both from Western Kentucky University.