K103 and Concordia University are pleased to honor and support outstanding educators making a difference in the lives of students in their schools each month. Congratulations to this month’s honored educator, Lucas Glassett, History Teacher & Head Coach of After School FRC Robotics Team at Skyview High School in Vancouver, Washington!
Mr. Glassett was nominated by parent Darryl Luther, who had this to say:
Mr. Glassett not only teaches several AP history classes at Skyview, but he also tirelessly dedicates time after school to the FRC Robotics team as head coach. In the classroom Mr. Glassett is kind and compassionate, motivating his students to do and be their best. The way Mr. Glassett is able to relate to his students and engage them allows his students to thrive and immerse themselves in learning the subject matter. This all continues during Mr. Glassett's after school activities where he helps to encourage students to explore technology and prepares them to be inquisitive and inventive leaders. Mr. Glassett's constant focus on gracious professionalism during Robotics builds cooperative, generous and professional characters in the students he mentors. We are truly lucky to have Mr. Glassett not only as a teacher, but as an example of what an excellent human and citizen looks like.
Congrats, Lucas, from all of us at K103! Get to know Mr. Glassett through his Q&A below.
Why did you choose a career in teaching and why is History your subject of choice?
I chose to become a teacher because I didn't feel there were enough quality teachers when I was in high school. I decided to become a teacher in order to make a positive impact on public schools, and more importantly, the students who attend the schools. I specifically chose history because I think it offers the most connection points to student's lives. It allows us to discuss humanity, the world’s problems, trends, and how to learn from others in order to become better people ourselves.
What do you love the most about teaching?
I love being around the students and staff. I like feeling like my job has purpose and value that extends beyond making an income. While it can be emotionally exhausting at times, it is rewarding to see students positively impacted.
Give a brief description of the Robotics program.
The Skyview StormBots, Team 2811, is in its 11th year as a FIRST Robotics FRC program. We currently have 56 students and over 20 adult mentors who volunteer their time to help teach the students. Each year we build two 120-pound robots, one for competition and one for practice. We then compete in 3-5 tournaments. Last year we made it to the FRC Championships in Houston, Texas. Our team provides students to learn the following skills throughout the season: AutoCad, building a robot, machining, using power tools, wiring sensors and robot components, wood-working, safety, programing in Java code, competitive analysis, marketing, and grant/award proposals. We are also working on STEM outreach to local elementary schools.
The K103 Honor Roll is powered by Concordia University, with support from CTL. K103, Concordia University and CTL thank all the amazing educators who make our schools great! Each month during the school year, K103 will honor a local educator with a spot on the K103 Honor Roll. Each honored educator receives:
- $500 Gift Card from Concordia University for school supplies
- Concordia University Continuing Education Scholarship valued at $2800
- $2500 Technology Grant from CTL for new Chromebooks and Chromeboxes
- Engraved Commemorative Plaque
- Catered lunch for the teacher's lounge from Jersey Mike's
CLICK HERE to nominate your favorite educator!