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Affiliations

Professional Affiliations for Dr. Mike Lockett

Dr. Mike Lockett has worked with and learned from many professionals during his long career. He has maintained membership in a variety professional organizations to enable him to learn from others and contribute to educating children. Over his long career, Dr. Lockett has been a member of and has contributed his services to the following organizations.

  • 2010-Present - Society of Children's Book Writers and Illustrators (SCBWI)Society for Chrildren's Book Writers and Illustrations
    • Dr. Lockett joined the SCBWI to work with other authors and with illustrators to learn from one another to continue contributing to the field of children's literature.  Mike is also a member in good standing with the Illinois SCBWI and the Central Illinois Chapter of the SCBWI. 
  • 2010-Present - Independent Book Publishers AssociationIndependent Book Publishers Association
    • Dr. Lockett is a member in good standing with the IBPA.  The organization offers help to independent publishers in bringing their books and products to schools, libraries and all markets for America's readers.  Lockett's distributor for his books is SPU -Small Press United.  SPU Is associated with IBPA.
  • 2006-Present - Christian Storytelling NetworkChristian Storytelling Network
    • Mike has presented multiple times at the National Christian Storytelling Conference.  He is a supporter of the organization and has served as a Member of Board of Directors 2006-2009, Vice President 2006-2007,  Chairperson for the 2007 National Christian Storytelling Conference and co-chair for 2008 and 2009 conferences, Traveled with CSN as Storyteller in May, 2012 to Israel and Palestine.
  • 2006-Present - Northlands Storytelling NetworkNorthlands Storytelling Network
    • Presented at 2007 Midwest Storytelling Concert at Northlands Conference,
  • 2006-Present - Northeast Storytelling - Formerly LANES - The League for the Advancement of New England StorytellingNortheast Storytelling - formerly LANES
    • Presented at 2007 Sharing the Fire Storytelling Concert, Hosted sessions at 2008 conference, Workshop leader for 2009, Featured Panel Member and Workshop Presenter in 2011. Worked with LANES President in 2016 as part of committee to develop a "how to" packet for beginning storytellers.
  • 2005-Present - Illinois Storytelling, Inc.Illinois Storytelling, Inc.
    • Dr. Lockett is a member of the Board of Directors for the IRI.  You can find Dr. Lockett's page on the Illinois Storytelling Website.
  • 2004-Present - NSN - National Storytelling NetworkNational Storytelling Network
    • Presented Fringe at 2007 St. Louis NSN Conference, Member 2008 National Steering Committee for NSN Conference in Gatlinburg, TN, Presenter at National Conference in Los Angeles in 2010, Storyteller for National Storytelling Concert in LA, 2010, Presenter at National Conference in St. Louis, Member of Y.E.S. S.I.G. Group of NSN (Youth-Educators-Storytellers), Presented Fringe "Strange-But-True Civil War Stories" at 2016 Kansas City Conference.
  • 2002-Present - Twin City Tale SpinnersTwin City Tale Spinners
    • McLean County, Illinois - President 2009-2017, Vice President 2004-2005 and 2008-2009, President 2005-2007, 2011-2016, Member of the Board 2004 - present
  • 1999 - Present - Barbershop Harmony Society (SPEBSQSA)Barbershop Harmony Society
    • Society for the Preservation and Encouragement of Barbershop Quartet Singing in America. Member of Sound of Illinois Chorus and Lead Singer for the Fourtunates Quartet, Board Member SOI 2003-2007, International Competitor in Nashville, 2008; Anneheim, 2009; Philadelphia, 2010; Kansas City, 2011 and Portland, 2012, Toronto, 2013; Las Vegas, 2014; Pittsburgh, 2015; Nashville, 2016 and Las Vegas, 2017  Chorus - is ranked 15 worldwide - out of about 900 choruses.  (SOI was ranked #12 in 2015.)
  • 1993-2003 - IATD - Illinois Association of Title I Directors
    • Member and Officer, Vice-President 2002-2004, Board of Directors 1994-2004, Program Chair 1998-2002
  • 1985-Present - ASCD Association for Supervision & Curriculum Development
  • 1990-Present - ILASCD - Illinois Association for Supervision & Curriculum Development
  • 1984-2010 - PDK - Phi Delta Kappa InternationalPhi Delta Kappa
  • 1991-Present - NCSS - National Council for Social StudiesNational Council for Social Studies
  • 1993-Present - ICSS - Illinois Council for Social StudiesIllinois Council for Social Studies
    • Dr. Lockett was a presenter at multiple Illinois Council for Social Studies Conferences and for the Great Lakes Social Studies Conferences.  Dr. Lockett has also presented multiple times for the Wisconsin Council for Social Studies
  • 1990's - National Association for Storytelling
    • Formerly NAPPS, National Association for the Preservation and Perpetuation of Storytelling  (Now is National Storytelling Network)
  • 2015-Present - International Literacy Association, (formerly IRA)
  • 2009-2015 - International Reading Association , Previous membership 1983-1994
  • 1993-1994 - IRA Studies & Research: Implementations Committee 
  • 1991-1993 - IRA Teacher as a Researcher Committee
  • 1991-1994 - IRA Teacher as a Researcher SIG Group
  • 1991-1995 - IRA Storytelling SIG Group, Chair of SIG Group, 2015-2017
  • 1991,1993 - IRA Great Lakes Regional Conference Presenter
  • 1992,1993 - IRA Great Lakes Regional Conference Committee Member
  • 1985-1990 - IRA National Conference Presenter/Delegate
  • 1972-1994 - Illinois Reading Council ( IRC) Member and officer - Presenter at more than a dozen IRC State Conferences
  • 1993-1994 - IRC Vice President
  • 1992-1994 - IRC State Conference Planning Chair
  • 1984-1994 - IRC Board of Directors
  • 1990-1993 - IRC Zone IV Coordinator for Central Illinois
  • 1991-1994 - IRC Journal Editorial Board
  • 1989-1994 - IRC Studies & Research Committee (Chairman 1989-91)
  • 1992-1994 - IRC Multicultural Committee
  • 1992-1994 - IRC Microcomputers in Reading Committee
  • 1991-1994 - IRC Organizations Committee
  • 1990-1994 - IRC Publications Committee
  • 1989-1991 - IRC/Ilinois State Board of Education Board Alliance Committee
  • 1989-1991 - IRC Nominating Committee
  • 1985-1987 - IRC Parents & Reading Committee (Chairman 1986-87)
  • 1984-1994 - IRC Conference Speaker and Delegate
  • 1984-1985 - IRC Site and Date Committee
  • 1980-1994 - MID-State Reading Council, Member,
  • 1983-1984 and 1989-1990 - Mid-State President
  • 1982-1983 and 1989-1990 - Mid-State President Elect
  • 1987-1988 - Mid-State Publicity Chairman and Historian
  • 1983-1985 - MID-State Reading Conference Chairman
  • 1985-1986 - Mid-state Reading Conference Exhibit Chairman
  • 1986-1994 - AARSIC - Administrators & Reading Special Interest Council
  • 1984-1994 - ICARE - Illinois Council for Affective Reading Education
  • 2005-Present - Illinois Retired Teachers Association
  • 1972-Present, Life Member National Educational Association
  • 1972-1993 - Illinois Education Association , IEA
  • 1972-1993 - Unit Five Education Association , UFEA (McLean County, IL)