Mrs. Dagesyan-Lucha has an undeniable passion for teaching and learning. Her drive to advocate for students has brought her to Duarte Unified School District, where she has been a classroom teacher for the past 19 years. Her passion quickly led her to take on multiple leadership roles, including ASB Advisor, Math department chair, DUEA representative and Bargaining Chairperson, School Leadership member, and School Site Council member.
Love for learning and helping others initially led Mrs. Dagesyan-Lucha to pursue a degree in Social Work. But once she began teaching, she fell in love with being a teacher, and ultimately obtained several more degrees: Special Education Credential, Single-Subject Mathematics Credential, Masters in Special Education, and an Administrative Services Credential.
Even after almost two decades, Mrs. Dagesyan-Lucha says, “I really enjoy being a teacher. I look forward to coming to work everyday.” And DUSD has been the perfect district for her to connect with the community and students. She is an advocate for both students and staff. It is passionate and dedicated teachers like Mrs. Dagesyan-Lucha that make Royal Oaks STEAM Academy an awesome learning environment.
Mrs. Dagesyan-Lucha lives in Burbank, California with her husband, and three wonderful children: Daniel (age 7), and Sophia and Victoria (ages 5). She enjoys eating at new restaurants, traveling, and has a great appreciation for music and dance.