Senator Elizabeth “Tizzy” Lockman joins Board of Directors Elizabeth “Tizzy” Lockman was elected to the State Senate in November 2018 and represents communities in and surrounding central and west Wilmington. Her district is one of the most diverse and densely populated in Delaware. She was born and raised in Wilmington’s Cool Spring neighborhood and graduated from Alexis I. duPont High School. She received a B.A. from New York University and a M.A. from the University of Delaware. Sen. Lockman has long been an advocate for education reform, originally through her local Parent Teacher Association and then as a member of the Wilmington Education Advisory Committee (WEAC). When WEAC the Wilmington Education Improvement Commission (WEIC) - which focused on better serving Wilmington’s public school students through a potential redistricting initiative - Lockman became the group’s Vice Chair. Sen. Lockman entered community service through Public Allies Delaware in 2004, where she served as Program Manager for the Hearts & Minds Film Initiative of Serviam Media. When her daughter enrolled in kindergarten at Highlands Elementary School, Sen. Lockman joined the Parent Teacher Association and served as the group’s president from 2010-2013. Sen. Lockman continues to fight for reforming public education, and leads a grassroots organizing effort to develop community leadership on this issue as the director of the Parent Advisory Council on Education (PACE) initiative at the Christina Cultural Arts Center. The initiative pursues a vision to raise awareness about effective participation in the public education system to improve it for students living in the city of Wilmington and focuses on building recognized parent leadership, driven by local outreach and a community-built advocacy agenda. She also teaches as an adjunct professor at the University of Delaware. Sen. Lockman is the second African-American woman to be elected to the Delaware Senate, after Margaret Rose Henry, who retired the year before Lockman was elected. Ms. Lockman shares a dedication to increasing economic opportunity and international understanding. While at New York University, in 2001, she spent a semester in France where she attended Université Denis Diderot (Paris VII) studying Intercultural/Multicultural and Diversity Studies. Through a University of Delaware partnership , in 2014, she also studied in Seoul, Korea at the International School of Urban Sciences (ISUS); Seoul Case Study Program where her field of study was Policy Management in Seoul. Welcome, Senator Lockman to the World Trade Center Delaware.