Thank you Alma Bartulio Luecht for being such a great teacher and role model
Sadly, teachers in many cases do not receive the full credit that they so well deserve. In a lot of cases, the teacher is the only constant role model for the student in today’s society. Besides the great work the teachers do in the classroom, they also provide guidance, stability, and in some cases, a friend for student to confide in. The combination of teaching students and the support teachers provide can have an everlasting effect on the student’s life. Many students will go on to achieve great careers in other fields while others will choose to follow in the footsteps of their teachers and help future generations achieve their full potential. All of this being the result of a wonderful teacher who touched their lives and gave them a new sense of direction.
Such is the case for a wonderful teacher by the name of Alma Bartulio-Luecht. Mrs. Luecht is a retired teacher from the San Diego School District. She spent more than 30 years teaching mainly in the lower income schools of San Diego, CA. Why do I mention “lower income” schools? It’s very simple. Teacher who work in these schools are expected to achieve the same test results as teachers in higher income areas. However, there’s a big disadvantage for teacher in the lower income schools because the students do not always receive the same attention and support from family members/guardians as students in higher income areas. This means no one to help the student with homework and other school assignments. The pressure on these teachers to achieve the same results as in other areas is tremendous. However, Mrs Luecht felt that this was where she belong and could make a significant difference in the lives of her students. In order to be competitive with the other school districts, Mrs. Luecht would have to make every second count in the classroom and she did. Longer hours and many times buying materials from her own pocket to help her students achieve competitive scores was her objective regardless of her sacrifice.
The greatest satisfaction for Mrs. Luecht is running into her former students and seeing them with great careers/jobs and stable lives. Other students have simply reached out to her to say “thank you, Mrs. Luecht for making a difference in my life.” Additionally, several members of Mrs. Luecht’s family have chosen teaching careers as a result of her great accomplishments as a school teacher.
Thank you Mrs. Leucht for being such an amazing hero to so many students and family members.