Specializing in undergraduate and high school level counseling, Verdree Lockhart spent nearly 50 years excelling as a counselor and an educator. In 1949, Dr. Lockhart received a Bachelor of Science in agricultural education from Tuskegee University. He went on to receive a Master of Art in administration and supervision from Clark Atlanta University in 1957 and then completed postgraduate courses in guidance and counseling at George Peabody College. He completed his education with a Ph.D. in guidance and counseling from Clark Atlanta University in 1975. He is also a certified counselor, principal, nursing home administrator and asbestos inspector.
Dr. Lockhart began his prolific career as a teacher and counselor at Jefferson County High School in Louisville, Georgia. He then served as an education consultant with the Georgia Department of Education for nearly 20 years. During this time, he also served as the trustee and vice president of Clark Atlanta University. From there, he went on to become dean of education at Phillips College, then a regional inspector from the United States Environmental Protection Agency. Finally, Dr. Lockhart served as a professional counselor with Atlanta Public Schools.
Civically, Dr. Lockhart is a member of the Mayor’s Task Force on Public Education and the Forest Resource Council at Tuskegee University. He has also served on the board of directors of Economic Opportunity Atlanta; as the assistant commissioner of the Atlanta Area Council of the Boy Scouts of America; and treasurer of the board of directors of the Atlanta branch of the NAACP.
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