(FORT BEND ISD) - Elkins High School teacher Ty Lucas is the recipient of the district's December Impact Award for “always going above and beyond for his students and colleagues.”
Lucas is the Elkins High School social studies department head and teaches AP Psychology and AP Economics. He has served FBISD for 19 years and was recently named the campus Teacher of the Year.Lucas expressed feeling overwhelmed by being named the recipient of the December Impact Award.
“I always try to step back and put others first,” he said. “My ‘why’ is to support my teachers so they can then support the students.”Elkins teacher and coach Justine Dominy nominated Lucas for his dedication to his team and ensuring they are taken care of, and that they take care of each other.
“When my father passed, Ty was supportive and kind and always there for me,” she said.
Dominy credits Lucas for creating a family atmosphere in their department and considers herself lucky to have him as her department head.
“He praises our strengths and helps us work on our weaknesses,” Dominy said. “He is completely dedicated to helping people learn and grow. There were times I thought I was failing as a teacher or coach and he gave me strength to push through. I am a better teacher and person because of him.”
Lucas and his family are deeply rooted in FBISD. His wife, Melody Lucas, serves as an assistant principal at Ridge Point High School and they have five children who attended FBISD schools, two currently attend Elkins High School.