Dr. Bruce Locklear has been appointed Interim Head of School at New Life Academy in Woodbury. He brings more than 20 years of school leadership experience to this role, including principal, superintendent and interim executive leader spanning four different Minnesota schools.

Under his leadership, school recognitions have included National 21st Century School National Top School Award by Newsweek, and Principal of the Year (2010). Prior to his leadership roles, he has spent time in the classroom both as a K-12 teacher and a Professor at Southwest State University.

Locklear will officially begin his interim term July 1. Meanwhile, the academy will conduct a nationwide search for a permanent head of school.