Locha brings many, valuable years of experience in education to her position as the 1st Class Educator CEO.
She started her post-secondary education journey with an Associate of Arts in Communication from St. Louis Community College. Next, she proudly graduated Magna Cum Laude with a Bachelor's Degree in Secondary Education with a focus in English content from Harris-Stowe State University.
Always hungry for learning, Locha leveled up and received a Master's Degree in Education Administration from Lindenwood University located in St. Charles, Missouri. She also completed post-graduate work at Harvard University in the Women In Educational Leadership program.
With her experience she served in education for over 12 years, holding various roles including high school English Language Arts Instructor, middle school In-School Suspension Coordinator and Permanent Substitute Teacher in several elementary schools. She has moved through the ranks of the educational field and has the experience and understanding to help clients transform their careers and workplace culture.
Beyond the classroom, Locha is a dedicated member of several professional education organizations including NABSE, NEA, NEA Black Caucus, and ILA. With her expertise, she has also written and assisted with curriculum revisions.
Staying on the leading edge of the latest practices and trends in education, Locha attends several conferences and workshops to better assist clients. Now, with the help of her 1st Class Educator team, she continues to lead professional development initiatives on various topics from cultural competency training, behavioral intervention and support, classroom management, and beyond.
Locha is the proud mother of two wonderful boys, Pharaoh and Sire. So when she’s not helping educators and future entrepreneurs perfect their craft, you’ll find her spending time with her children and traveling the world.