Lucas has been working in Denver area schools for the last 20 years. He is deeply committed to social justice and has a passion for serving and working with young people. Lucas started his career in education teaching middle school math and science. He earned his Principal license through the University of Colorado-Denver and opened RiseUp Community School, a DPS charter school to serve students that had dropped out or were counseled out of school. Lucas most recently served as the Principal at Horizons K8 in BVSD. He is extremely honored to join the Whittier community and is looking forward to empowering students, teachers, and parents to create a joyful community focused on academic and social/emotional growth for all. In his free time, he enjoys spending time with his wife and two daughters, mountain biking, cross country skiing, gardening and cooking.