Mr. Luchka treasures the opportunity to teach mathematics and science at SMS. His interest lies in exploring how mathematics works and motivates students to comprehend concepts, as opposed to memorize steps. In science, students appreciate performing hands-on experiments in addition to watching fun and exciting demonstrations such as burning methane bubbles, mixing sulphuric acid with sugar, or adding sodium to water. Students know that Mr. Luchka will prepare them well for their future endeavors in mathematics and science.
Outside of class, Mr. Luchka plays music in the teacher band "Staff Infection". He is often seen rocking out at various events such as the Outreach Benefit Concert. Each September, he enjoys participating in the annual trip to Strathcona, getting to know students outside of the classroom while rock climbing, paddling, or zip lining.
Why SMS? "SMS is brimming with caring, generous, and inspiring students. I thoroughly enjoy being part of this exceptional environment everyday."