Kathleen Luckett has been an educator since 1976. She graduated from the University of Indianapolis with a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Elementary Education and minored in Spanish. In 1981, she earned her Master of Science Degree from Indiana University. She also worked toward an endorsement in gifted education through the Gifted Education Resource Institute at Purdue University. In 1988, she completed the Experiential Program for Preparing School Principals at Butler University. Being a “life-long” learner translated into a doctoral degree in School Administration through Texas A&M University-Commerce. The doctoral degree was conferred in August, 2007.
She enjoys advocating for young people. Recently, Mrs. Luckett stated, “It is a true privilege to work with the Smart’s Mill Middle School community. The students are wonderful and caring and the families are so positive and supportive!”
One of the most unique experiences she has had in her lifetime occurred in the previous summer (2010) when she volunteered to teach summer school with middle and high school students in Bo, Sierra Leone. She summed up the experience through a quote by Maryanne Radmacher, “I am not the same having seen the moon shine on the other side of the world.”