Michael Mahalik, PhD, director of academic affairs at Penn State Worthington Scranton has announced that Bernice P. Lukus, MS, of Vandling, Pa., will serve as coordinator of Penn State Worthington Scranton's new Master of Education Program. The program's focus on teaching and curriculum is unique regionally and will utilize the full range of Ms. Lukus' talents, education and experience.
Ms. Lukus earned the bachelor's degree in elementary education and special education at Marywood University, Scranton, Pa. She received a master's in special education from that same institution. Ms. Lukus earned the supervisor of special education certificate from Bloomsburg, University, Bloomsburg, Pa. and received the Elementary Education administrative certificate from the University of Scranton, Scranton, Pa.
Ms. Lukus also possesses the superintendent's letter of eligibility earned from Marywood University.
Lukus began her career as an elementary education teacher in Forest City, Pa., Regional School District, Pleasant Mount School. She was a learning support teacher for NEIU-19, in that same district. She continued service to NEIU-19 as special education supervisor for education programs in Susquehanna and Lackawanna counties. Her service to Forest City Regional School District continued as an instructional support teacher, elementary principal and, ultimately, superintendent of the Forest City Regional School District. Ms. Lukus recently retired from public education after 33 years of service.
Ms. Lukus was named adjunct professor and student teacher supervisor at Marywood University prior to her appointment as coordinator of the master of education program at Penn State Worthington Scranton.
She belongs to several professional organizations including; The PA Association of School Administrators (retired), Pennsylvania Women's Caucus, The Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development (ASCD) and The Northeast Reading Association.