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We are not what we know but what we are willing to learn.”   –Mary Catherine Bateson
 
What a privilege it is to be an assistant principal at Smart’s Mill Middle School. I joined the staff almost five years ago as a dean of students. It has been an excellent experience toward learning and professional growth. To work with the young people in this community is a true honor. I appreciate the dedication of our families and the surrounding community for their support and commitment to learning. My own commitment remains strong to advocate for our students, their families, and the Smart’s Mill Middle School faculty as we continue to make positive progress together toward academic success. 
 
I began my career as an educator in 1976 after graduating from the University of Indianapolis with a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Elementary Education and a minor in Spanish. In 1981, I earned the Master of Science Degree from Indiana University. I attended the Gifted Education Resource Institute at Purdue University earning an endorsement in gifted education. In 1988, I completed the Experiential Program for Preparing School Principals at Butler University. My belief in life-long learning translated into a doctoral degree in School Administration through Texas A&M University-Commerce. The doctoral degree was conferred in August, 2007. 
 
One of the most unique experiences that I have had in my lifetime occurred during the summer of 2010 when I volunteered to teach summer school with middle and high school students in Bo, Sierra Leone. The experience left a lasting impression that might be summed up in a quote offered by Maryanne Nadmacher. “I am not the same having seen the moon shine on the other side of the world.
 
Please contact me and let me know how I might be of help to you. The office telephone number at Smart’s Mill Middle School is 571.252.2030. You may also access me through email at Kathleen.Luckett@lcps.org 
 
Mrs. Luckett
Mrs. Luckett is pictured with Mr. Dave Shaffer, one of the former Assistant Principals at Smart's Mill Middle School during a school event.
Last Modified on August 15, 2014