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Special Ed. Teacher - Ms. Lukach

I am an enthusiastic, passionate teacher that loves learning with my students everyday. I earned my Bachelor of Science in Education at the University of Delaware in Elementary and Special Education with a minor in Disabilities Studies and a Master’s of Education in Educational Leadership and Administration from Antioch University: New England. In addition to my position as a special educator, I am also the co-teacher facilitator of the Stand Up, Speak Out, Be A Friend Anti-Bullying Group. Social emotional development is an area of great importance to me.

I have been a special educator at East Kingston Elementary since the Fall of 2013. I previously taught special education at Gonic Elementary School in the Rochester School District and at the special education preschool at Epping Elementary School, where I was the Acting Preschool Coordinator. My experiences have been with students in preschool through 5th grade.

As a teacher at East Kingston Elementary, my goal is to spark a love of learning in all of my students. My learning space is a place where students feel comfortable taking risks, celebrating success and growing as they learn from mistakes. Many of my lessons incorporate movement, song, and inquiry. I believe in a kinesthetic approach to engage multiple parts of the brain in learning. Everyday I learn something new from my students as I continue my personal journey as a lifelong learner.

You might be interested to learn that when I am not teaching, I enjoy kayaking, snowshoeing, skiing, hiking, and photography. In the summer, you can find me relaxing at the beach with a good book or on an adventure in the mountains exploring a new trail. My husband and I are working on achieving our goal to hike all forty-eight 4000 footers in the NH White Mountains! In the fall and winter seasons, we cheer on the UNH Men’s Hockey team in our season ticket seats. Go Wildcats! I am also a native of seacoast New Hampshire, where I have been groomed to be an enthusiastic Red Sox and Patriots fan.