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Mrs. Lukavsky: Everywhere at Once

Whether you know her from the volleyball court, or the classroom, Lukavsky is committed to her multiple responsibilities at MHS.
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Natalie Wilson

The English Department at MHS is full of many teachers who are loved and respected by many members of the student body. One teacher in particular, Ms. Lukavsky (Loo-cuss-key) is a fairly new addition who many students look up to. 

Aside from being an English teacher, she coaches volleyball and just started as an assistant coach for girl’s wrestling. At MHS, she teaches Pre-Ap English 10, writer’s workshop and AP Research. 

Lukavsky giving a pep talk to the volleyball girls. (Jaslene Moreno)

Lukavsky is one of the younger teachers at MHS, but she does not let her age define her teaching ability. 

I think sometimes my strategies are different because I am young. Sometimes there are things I think of or do because I grew up in a different generation. Sometimes though I feel like there are a lot of things I haven’t learned yet because I am young,” said Luvaksky.

When it comes to her coworkers, she feels very respected by them, and they don’t seem to care about her age when it comes to making sound decisions. 

“In the past I hated being young because I was treated differently, but here people support me and respect me and my ideas even though I am not that old, so it has made me feel really good,” said Lukavsky.  

Even though she is thoroughly enjoying her experience at MHS, her teaching experience has not always been positive. 

“Before coming to MHS my first two years were a little rough. I didn’t have a big support system since I lived in the middle of nowhere in a town I knew NOBODY, and I was in a very negative environment. My experiences made me feel like I was not made to be a teacher and I was not helping anybody and I was honestly ready to walk away from teaching,” said Lukavsky. 

Despite popular belief, Lukavsky did not always plan on becoming a teacher. 

“Originally I wanted to do anything but teach. I come from a family of educators and everyone always said don’t teach. After my second week of college though, I realized that it was what I was meant to do, said Lukavsky. 

Many of her teaching skills and appreciation comes from the fact that she loved her classes in college. 

“I did 2 of my Master’s research projects about writing and I became really passionate about research, writing and teaching writing and these classes allow me to teach what I am most passionate about and also feel more confident when I am teaching,” said Lukavsky. 

As I stated earlier, Lukavsky is a teacher people feel comfortable around, and she attributes her skill to her college education. 

“One of the biggest transfers though is how the relationship building I learned has helped me become a better listener and someone people can typically trust as a teacher,” said Lukavsky. 

Catch Lukavksy on the court, in the classroom, or even on the mats!

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Mahayla Martin, Copy Editor
Mahayla is a Senior at MHS. She is the co-president of Key Club, a member of NHS and has been involved with Journalism for 3 years. In her free time she enjoys listening to Frank Ocean, hanging out with her friends and driving around.
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