Empowering students with language-based learning differences
John Lucas, dean of students and director of student life, is a practicing physician and experienced teacher. He taught elementary and high school science, English, and photography in a program for high-potential dyslexic students at Landmark West School. After his time at Landmark West, he taught 7th and 9th grade science at the Westlake School in California. Over three years he created the pre-K through 2nd grade science program at The River School in Washington, DC. From that experience, he developed, with SRA/McGraw-Hill, the “Snapshots Simply Science” program. He has served as staff physician at the University of Maryland Health Center and the Kaiser Permanente Frederick, MD, office. Dr. Lucas is board certified in Family Medicine with an M.D. from Georgetown University and a B.A. in history from Hamilton College. He has recently completed the Yale Center of Emotional Intelligence's “R.U.L.E.R.” training.
Why I Teach At Siena: because of the difference I can make with my students. Our students are bright and capable—and therefore a pleasure to teach. In my relationship with my students, they challenge me to be creative and accomplished (which I hope does the same with them).