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#AskExcelinEd: Why I Work to Expand Access and Equity for Students

• Erin Lockett


During our #AskExcelinEd Summer Learning series, you’ll get to know some of ExcelinEd’s team as they share what they are learning over the summer. Remember to join us on social media to ask your burning policy questions. Enjoy!

ExcelinEd.Headshot.ErinLockett.webMeet Erin Lockett

Senior Policy Analyst for Innovation

I’m based in D.C., but I claim Florida as my home state. I work on Course Access for ExcelinEd’s Innovation policy team, and believe that it is critical to provide students with access to the opportunities they need to be successful.

I Prefer…

E-Book over Print Book

Text over Phone Call

Smart Watch over Traditional Watch

Tea and Coffee

My Favorite Newsletters




Whiteboard Notes

Christensen Institute’s Education Weekly Digest

My Favorite #AskExcelinEd

Thought Starter

My Favorite Quote

“Are we educating the youth of America well enough so that in 10 years, 20 years that these young men and women will be great citizens of the United States, that they will be ready to come to college? That they will be ready to serve in industry and in technology? And I don’t know that I think we have found the right answer to that yet. So the thing that keeps me up at night is making sure that the state of Texas – or hoping that the state of Texas – and the nation is investing in our pre-K through 12 in a way that will put our young men and women in a position to be successful.”

Bill McRavenFormer University of Texas System Chancellor & Retired U.S. Navy Admiral

ExcelinEd Resource Highlight

It’s important to understand how Course Access can tie into college and career readiness for students. For another oldie but goodie, you can see our 2015 video from Louisiana.

About the author

Erin Lockett

Erin Lockett is a Senior Policy Analyst at ExcelinEd, focusing on Course Access in the Innovation Policy set. Her work includes Innovation sessions and annual Pre-Summit workshops at the National Summit on Education Reform, convenings, thought leadership, and white papers on Course Access and Personalized Learning. She graduated from George Washington University’s Trachtenberg School for Public Policy and Public Administration with a Master’s in Public Administration, focusing on nonprofit management.