Tennise Lucas is a 2019 Teach Plus New Mexico Teaching Policy Fellow. She teaches 4th and 5th grade language arts at Mission Achievement and Success in Albuquerque. She participates in the Secretary Teacher Advisory committee alumni, and is a New Mexico Teacher Leader Network Ambassador. She has been nominated as a Teacher of Character for the last five years. Not only is Tennise a classroom teacher, but has also been involved in performing arts education for over 20 years in the fields of tap and Irish as a director in her hometown of Roswell at The Studio+. Tennise received a Master of Education from Lesley University in Cambridge, MA. Her New Mexico Teacher Certification is from ENMU, administrative training through the National Institute of Student Leadership, and administrative certification through ENMU.