The local school board honored social studies teacher Jeffrey Lucker on Tuesday night, celebrating a career at Princeton High School that has spanned more than half a century.
At the end of the semester, Lucker will retire from teaching after 53 years at the high school. He plans to go back to being a student and audit college courses and participate in senior center forums.
When district staff members announce their retirement, the school board has a tradition of celebrating their accomplishments at a board meeting. The board meeting Tuesday night was likely one of many celebrations of Lucker to come. The school board presented a resolution commending Lucker for his outstanding service.
Lucker was hired on Jan. 20 of 1969 as a one-semester replacement. A petition signed by 37 students called on the district to give him a permanent job.
School Board President Dafna Kendal called Lucker an amazing example of dedication and zest for learning. “His love of our district and our students is unparalleled,” Kendal said.