First Name

Shanelle

Last Name

Lockhart

Bio

Shanelle Lockhart has been working as a contractor for the School District of Philadelphia in the field of Information Technology providing technical support since 2003. In 2015 she decided to transition to teaching with a sense of giving back to students. She is currently a Career and Technical Education instructor teaching Computer Supports Systems Technology at Kensington High School in Philadelphia. This three-year program prepares students to apply basic engineering principles and technical skills in support of professionals who use computer systems. Students gain the skills needed to enter into a career in computer support as part of an IT team. Students will learn how to diagnose and solve computer problems, upgrade computer systems, and properly install computer components. This curriculum includes instruction in basic computer design and architecture, programming, problems of specific computer applications, component and system maintenance, inspection procedures, hardware & software problem diagnosis, and reports preparation. Students also prepare to take both state and national I.T certifications. Under the supervision of Shanelle, her students also formed a tech support team at Kensington high school to support staff and students with computer equipment. Shanelle encourages female students to join her program and motivates current female students to take on leadership roles inside and outside of the classroom.