Degrees and Certifications:
Bachelor's in Early Childhood Education from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign Master's in History and Education from Teachers College, Columbia University in New York City Ed.D in Diversity and Education in progress from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign Teacher certificates: Illinois and Missouri
About Ms. Lucas
Hello! I'm Ms. Lucas and I teach kindergarten. I have been teaching for a total of 7 years and 6 years in kindergarten. I obtained my teaching degree from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. I obtained my Masters in History and Education from Teachers College, Columbia University. I am currently working on my doctorate in Diversity and Equity in Education from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. When you walk into my classroom, you will mostly see pictures of my students, artwork that the kids have drawn, and posters of influential people. Also, you will see TONS of picture books representing many different backgrounds and cultures.
Outside the classroom, I usually spend time with my dog, Bruno. I enjoy listening to music, reading, and staying helalthy.
As my teaching year has progressed, so has my teaching philosophy. Experiences both being a studnets and a teachers has shaped what I would like for students to learn, how I can best approach that, and how I can get as much input from both students and parents.