Alumna Teacher Shows Fitness Enhances Academics

Lockhart and her family (Frazzini Photography)

NMU alumna Susan (Gilbert) Lockhart, a junior/senior high school math and physical education teacher, was the subject of a recent newspaper spotlight. In her 16 years with the Stockbridge (Mich.) Community School District, she has channeled her passion for fitness to benefit students academically.

Lockhart said her former cross country coach, who also taught math, was the most influential person in her life and inspired her career choice. After receiving her bachelor's degree from NMU in 2004, she moved downstate and earned a master's from Marygrove College. Here is her advice to students, as highlighted in the Stockbridge Community News article:

“Not everything has to go as planned in order for it to be perfect. You have the power to overcome any situation in life and that starts with having a positive attitude and believing you can do it. You're not judged by the situations you encounter in life, but by how you respond to those situations.” This sage advice is something she helps her students to live up to every chance she gets.

Lockhart said her young daughter has already expressed an interest in going to Northern. Read the full story here.

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