Caroline Lucas - World Language
I am an educator of 29 years and hold a B.A. in Spanish and a B.A. in Multi Dis Studies from Santa Clara Univ. (Go Broncos!), an M.Ed. from UCLA and a doctoral degree in educational leadership from USC. I have taught in K-8 classrooms in three California distinguished schools in the Bay Area and my teaching experience also includes piloting a middle school Spanish program.
During my tenure as an educator, I spent ten years mentoring teachers in San Mateo and Santa Clara Counties, lead mentor professional development for the Silicon Valley New Teacher Project and worked as a professional development specialist at the New Teacher Center.
I am passionate about the Spanish language and culture! I travel to Mexico twice yearly to serve a third world community. Each summer I reside in España with my friends and family. I have two biliterate children, a 12th grader at Menlo-Atherton and a college freshman at Santa Clara University.
Kindergarten: None- I never went!
First grade: Being the tiniest and one of the smartest girls in my class.
Second grade: Being made fun of because I couldn’t jump rope.
Third grade: Singing my multiplication songs (I can still do it- ask me to show you!)
Fourth grade: Building my California mission with my grandmother and using pine cones for tiles
Fifth grade: Being “pegged” during dodgeball games by the boys in my class
Sixth grade: Wearing dresses to school (I was the only one and I often still am)
Seventh grade: Realizing that a lot of kids had family rules different from my family’s rules
THINGS I AM PROUD OF
- Learning Spanish (starting at the age of 13)
- Being the granddaughter of two immigrants
- Putting time into issues of social justice
- Being descendant of a signer of the Declaration of Independence
- Raising my children as native Spanish speakers
- Caring for my students’ social-emotional wellness
Please email me directly at firstname.lastname@example.org