ITW David Speer Academy
About – Aurora Lucas
Aurora hails from the land of 7,000 islands. Having left her country at the age of 9 and becoming a part of the Filipino diaspora, Aurora continues to see the world from different perspectives. She is fluent in Tagalog, English, and is learning Spanish. Rooted in the firm belief that education must continuously acknowledge the current systems in place in order to reimagine a more just society. Aurora is fiercely committed to delivering instruction that is centered on serving first generation students, their communities, joy, & healing justice. During her free time she loves looking for coffee shops, watching cooking videos on YouTube, and learning about different cultures. Aurora is also currently working on her EdD in Leadership & Special Education from Concordia University Chicago in the hopes of honoring her ancestors and in the preparation of becoming a future elder.