Luke believes in the power of educational communities to act as engines for social equity. As a graduate of the Rochester City School District in upstate New York, and as a teacher in Chicago Public Schools, Luke has spent the majority of his life in public school classrooms. Luke graduated from the University of Chicago in 2009 with a BA in Sociology, and then again in 2011 from UChicago’s Urban Teacher Education Program with a Master’s in Elementary Education. He spent the next 6 years as a middle school math teacher in both charter and neighborhood public schools, as a mentor teacher for teachers in training as well as working as a teacher in another college access program in Chicago in the summer. While relishing his classroom role, Luke was excited at the opportunity to move to Durham and work with an organization that reaches students, families, communities, and schools across the city, while also spending time every day with middle schoolers. In his spare time, Luke loves playing and watching soccer, and spending time with his wife Andi, cooking, traveling, watching movies and hanging with their two cats.
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