Lisa J. Lucas - Professional Development

Lisa J. Lucas has over thirty years of experience in education as a teacher, instructional coach, administrator, consultant, and professor. She has taught in public, private, parochial, and pre-school settings, and knows firsthand that education is a rewarding profession, but also a stressful one. In her current role as a professor at West Chester University of Pennsylvania, she has researched and developed practical self-care stress reduction strategies for teachers. Why the focus on stress? According to a recent Gallup survey, 46 percent of teachers experience high daily stress during the school year—and that adversely affects teachers’ health, which negatively impacts student well-being. 


  • A Well-Trained Mind: Social Emotional Awareness for Educators (Grades PreK–12)
  • Creating a Culture of Wellness: Practicing Presence in Schools (Grades PreK–12)
  • High Engagement Literacy Strategies to Promote Social-Emotional Awareness (Grades PreK–12)
  • Practicing Presence: Mindfulness and Social-Emotional Awareness Intersect (Grades PreK–12)
  • Simple Self-Care for Educators: Personal Sustainability to Foster Wellness (Grades PreK–12)
  • Social-Emotional Awareness, Mindfulness and Mindsets (Grades PreK–12)
  • Stress Reduction for New Teachers (Grades PreK–12)
  • Writing Your Prescription for a Balanced Life: Wellness in the Workplace (Grades PreK–12)