SAISD’s Andrea Lucas wins Trinity Prize for Excellence in Teaching
April 20, 2018 — Andrea Lucas, a 4th-grade teacher at Lamar Elementary School in San Antonio ISD, is one of two local educators to win the prestigious Trinity Prize for Excellence in Teaching. The award was announced today at a reception on the Trinity University campus honoring 19 finalists.
The Trinity Prize was launched in 1982 to honor public school teachers who distinguish their teaching practice through outstanding classroom performance, leadership in the school and school district, contributions to the education profession, and stellar community service.
Recipients of the Prize, which is sponsored by Trinity University’s Department of Education along with H-E-B Grocery Co., receive $2,500 and a crystal apple. Winners are selected by a panel of business and community leaders.
The 15-year educator has taught at Lamar since 2014. According to Trinity University’s news release, the Lamar principal credits Lucas for helping make the school “a different place with richer, substantive conversations that were focused on shifting teaching practices to help the school evolve and better support student learning.”
Last school year, Lucas was named Lamar’s 2017 Teacher of the Year and one of SAISD’s three 2017 Distinguished Teachers of the Year. And this past fall, Lucas was a finalist for Texas Teacher of the Year, after being named the 2018 Elementary Teacher of the Year for Education Service Center, Region 20.
Lucas holds a master’s degree in education and a bachelor’s degree in economics, both from Trinity University.