Hello and welcome to Ms. Lucas' class webpage! I am so excited to get to spend the year learning and having fun with such a great group of students!
I am originally from Cincinnati, Ohio, but have called Orlando home for the last 14 years. I received my bachelor of fine arts degree in Theatrical Design and Production (specifically Stage Management) and spent 20+ years as a professional stage manager. Once I discovered that my true heart’s desire was to teach, I returned to school at the University of Central Florida and obtained my master’s degree in elementary education. This is my third full year as a Kindergarten teacher at Oakland Avenue Charter School. It has been amazing to discover the many similarities between stage management and teaching! My theatrical background combined with my love of reading and learning new things makes teaching a perfect fit for me – I LOVE being in the classroom!
My goal is to provide a learning environment that ensures that your child develops a love of school and learning. I want them to feel supported, celebrated, and safe to take on the challenges that come with learning new things. I have high expectations for all of my students, and I am confident that the foundation we lay in Kindergarten will help them to be successful now and in the future.
Kindergarten is a year of tremendous growth; there will be many 'firsts' for your child and you will be amazed at how much they will learn between now and May! It is a privilege to be a part of that journey; I am truly looking forward to the work and growth we will all accomplish this year!