Dr. Robert Locklear serves as Regional Impact Manager at myFutureNC, serving the Southeast regions of the state. His career with the Public Schools of Robeson County (PSRC) span 25 years, first starting as an elementary teacher at Green Grove Elementary School in 2001, but before that he chose to serve his country. As an administrative officer in the United States Navy for more than 10 years, Dr. Locklear served in a variety of high-level positions that taught him leadership and organizational skills, teamwork, attention to detail, working with a diverse population, and being mission- and vision-oriented. During active duty he provided administrative assistance to the superintendent of Naval Postgraduate School in Monterey, California, the chief of Naval Personnel, and the commander of Naval Military Personnel Command in Washington, D.C., where he maintained logistic aspects related to Congressional Delegations, Foreign Ministries and Attaches, Fleet Commanders, and Chief of Naval Operations.
Following a four-year stint at Green Grove Elementary, Dr. Locklear was promoted to assistant principal at Pembroke Elementary School, 2001-2004. From 2004 to 2016, he served as principal at Southside-Ashpole, Magnolia and St. Pauls elementary schools before making the move to PSRC central office as the assistant superintendent.
Dr. Locklear’s time spent with the Public Schools of Robeson County was the most rewarding and fulfilling career one could ever imagine. From a classroom teacher to assistant superintendent, he thoroughly enjoyed serving and supporting teachers, instructional support staff, principals, assistant principals, parents, students, and most of all, collaborating with communities and stakeholders to increase academic achievement for all students.
Dr. Locklear earned a BS and MA in Elementary Education from the University of North Carolina at Pembroke. He received his MSA from East Carolina and Educational Specialist and Doctorate from South Carolina State University in Orangeburg, South Carolina. He currently lives in Fairmont with his family. He enjoys basketball, football and spending time with his family and friends.