Jessica Lukes at Danielson Middle School is the Leander ISD Staff Spotlight of the Week.

Jessica is a English Language Arts and QUEST teacher at Danielson. Through Creaticon, book clubs and Socratic seminars, she encourages students to communicate, collaborate and express their ideas with others.

Parent Gina Freeman said that Jessica has sparked her sixth grade son’s curiosity and inspired in him a love of writing. She said that Jessica takes the time to build relationships with each of her students so they feel seen and heard. 

“Ms. Lukes truly lives the Stacy Kaye way and invests, encourages and positively impacts the lives of each of her students,” Freeman said. “She empowers them to explore their creativity and interests and helps build their confidence as readers, writers and thinkers.”