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Teacher of the Year

Photo of Brooke LuceroRecognizing her outstanding achievement as a teacher in the field of special education, Brooke Lucero of Great Hearts Northern Oaks (San Antonio, Texas) has received the coveted Teacher of the Year Award from the Texas Charter School Association.

As an educator, Ms. Lucero inspires students of all backgrounds and abilities to learn. She helps her students experience a cognitive shift that doesn’t let their disability define them. She attributes her success to using the Socratic method, an inclusion-based classroom model, and various learning styles, strategies, accommodations, modifications, positive reinforcement and behavior analysis.

I love that every Great Hearts teacher is committed to cultivating the hearts and minds of students through truth, goodness and beauty, which not only helps children become well-rounded, but also gives them confidence that they have the ability to change the world around them,” said Ms. Lucero.