Lourdes "Lulu" Buck
Lulu Buck is a first-generation American who has been a public educator for twenty-three years and is currently the Coordinator of Educational Equity and Family Engagement for St Vrain Valley School District. Previously, Lulu was an English Language Development and World Language Senior Consultant for the Office of Culturally and Linguistically Diverse Education, and the Standards and Instructional Support Office at the Colorado Department of Education. She was also the CDE's Coordinator for the Colorado Seal of Biliteracy for High School Diplomas and Dual Language Education. Lulu was most passionate about her role as a state trainer for cultural responsiveness and equity for districts and schools, through which she had the honor of training thirty-eight Colorado school districts. She also taught English and Spanish for ten years in public secondary schools and was a high school and middle school administrator for 7 years.
In 2009, she was awarded Teacher of the Year through the Colorado Congress for Foreign Language Teachers, and most recently "A Friend of the Profession" by SWCOLT. Sue's Sky is her first book. She lives in Colorado with her two sons and their dogs.
Please e-mail Lulu at SuesSky@yahoo.com for the free lesson plans she developed for her first book. These lessons support teaching the concepts of Safe spaces, identity, community, acceptance, bias, inclusion, and teamwork.