Culver City Superintendent Leslie Lockhart to Retire

Culver City’s chief of schools will step down this summer after four years at the helm. Superintendent Leslie Lockhart announced her retirement Tuesday, effective June 30, 2021.

Lockhart has been with CCUSD for 23 years. She became the district’s first Black superintendent in 2018. She previously worked as a teacher, assistant principal, principal, Director of Categorical Programs, Assistant Superintendent of Human Resources, and Interim Superintendent.

“I hope that our district continues to build on, explore, embrace and celebrate our diversity; and continuously work to be a shining example of how people of all races, religions, genders, and ethnicities can uplift and celebrate each other,” she said. “I hope that we will seek opportunities to bring people together, make our differences something we acknowledge and honor, and fight racism and inequity at every turn.”