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Lucas Fitzgerald - Principal

 

Lucas Fitzgerald has been at Pacific Lutheran Jr./ Sr. High School since 1999 and was part of the school's first graduating class of 13 students. He has taught Theology, Christian Apologetics, English II American Literature, British Literature and AP English Literature during his teaching career and continues to teach a class or two each year. He has been married since 2001 to his beautiful wife Erin and is the proud father of Christie Grace Fitzgerald and Hannah Kay Fitzgerald - true gifts from God.

Mr. Fitzgerald graduated from Loyola Marymount University in 1997 with a Bachelor of Arts degree in English with an emphasis in Writing. He received his California State Teaching credential and Lutheran teaching certificate in 1999, followed by a Master of Arts degree in Reformation Theology in 2001 from Concordia University, Irvine. Mr. Fitzgerald recently received his lifetime Administrative Credential from California in 2012 and continues to grow professionally through conferences, WASC-Accreditation visits to other schools and professional organizational memberships.

He enjoys all sports that involve a bouncing ball (other than golf where he has a love/hate relationship), reading, watching Shark Tank and spending time with his family and friends. He currently attends Immanuel Lutheran Church in Orange, CA and resides in Orange County.

"I am privileged when I'm  able to teach Theology and/ or English courses at Pacific Lutheran Jr./ Sr. High School and the opportunity I'm afforded to connect Jesus Christ's sacrificial death and resurrection to specific course content.  Whether the topic is Hamlet's struggle with guilt, John Milton's depiction of the devil in Paradise Lost or a close examination of the theological concept of dialectical tensions in the Bible (e.g. man is saint and sinner at the same time), there is no greater joy than seeing students understand all that God has done for them in Christ and helping to guide them along to their next station in life.  What a wonderful task we have before us in this regard!"