In 2012, Brockett had the opportunity to once again find himself in familiar surroundings. A-Tech had an opening for an administrator, and while he enjoyed his time in Wayne County, the opportunity to be a part of A-Tech once again was difficult to refuse. "It was like coming home," Brockett said.
He again walked the same halls he had as a student and as a teacher, now as an administrator and as of 2013, the principal of the school. Several changes have come with a new principal. One change that has the opportunity to have a great impact on student grades is the addition of “Catch-Up Café.” Catch-Up Café is a program where students attend a separate eating area for lunch if they have missing or late work from their academic or career-technical classes. Teachers organize and forward work that needs to be completed to a central location where it is separated by lunch period. The student then picks up his lunch from the cafeteria and proceeds to the Catch-Up Café. Late and missing work is then handed out to the students where they complete the assignment as they finish their lunch. The program has the opportunity to significantly help student grades and the understanding of content.
“It takes three A’s to make up for one zero,” Brockett said. “If we can keep those zeros from accumulating, not only will students’ grades be higher, but they will also be caught up in class and be better prepared for the material that is going to be presented going forward.”
Over the years, Brockett has noted that while the halls of A-Tech are very familiar, that education itself has changed in some ways. Students at A-Tech are able to be treated more like adults.