Kevin Lockridge spends a lot of time around children. He has three biological children, but then he has 530 others at Pleasant Valley High School where he’s assistant principal.
Lockridge said when he interacts with students at Pleasant Valley, whether there’s a problem to be dealt with or not, he treats each student as if he were his own child. That’s the best way to handle situations, said Lockridge.
Lockridge started out teaching math in Pell City. He taught at Saks almost 10 years. He was assistant principal at Saks for one year and is finishing his second year at Pleasant Valley.
He said he feels a responsibility toward all of his students and tries to do what’s best for them.
“I’ve always enjoyed working with kids and teaching them,” said Lockridge. “It’s very meaningful, it keeps you young, and it’s good knowing you’re able to make a difference. I enjoy coming to work.”
Lockridge was born in Piedmont. He moved to Hokes Bluff in his junior year and graduated from Hokes Bluff High School. He and Janna McBrayer became high school sweethearts. They married and are the parents of three. Mason is 10, Maddie Kate is 8 and Mica is 3. Janna teaches second grade in Hokes Bluff.
The Lockridges live in Glencoe and attend Cove Creek Baptist Church.
“Being the father of three children keeps you busy,” said Lockridge. “It’s busy but rewarding at the same time. I feel very blessed to have three healthy children.”
Lockridge is the son of Janet Crowe of Glencoe and the late James “Marty” Lockridge. He has a sister, Janet Crowe, of Glencoe.