Phone: (830) 357-4276
Degrees and Certifications:
BA English University of Texas at San Antonio GT Certification
Mrs. Greta Lucas
Greta Lucas is thrilled to be the Gifted and Talented Facilitator and Challenge Lab teacher for Fabra Elementary and has spent the past fifteen years working with Fabra’s Gifted students. Greta earned her Bachelor's degree in English from the University of Texas at San Antonio and feels being an educator is a profoundly challenging and rewarding job. Participating in student discovery of their own unique gifts and empowering children to take control of their own learning is both a privilege and a pleasure Greta is grateful for every day. Greta and her husband have lived in Boerne for thirty years and have two grown boys who were Fabra Falcons.
Challenge Lab Overview
The Challenge Lab provides an additional tier of service to identified elementary Gifted and Talented and Talent Pool children. Students go to the Challenge Lab for a minimum of 90 to 120 minutes a week to receive curriculum and instruction designed to provide additional challenge and opportunity to pursue topics of interest. Participation is voluntary; parents may opt out of this service.
Challenge Lab instruction is based on the Texas Performance Standards Project (State G/T) curriculum and Project Based Learning, which is an extended inquiry process structured around complex, authentic questions and carefully designed products and tasks specifically designed for gifted and talented students.
Activities in the Lab are designed to cause students to think in more in-depth and complex ways. Challenge Lab teachers use Sandra Kaplan’s model of Depth and Complexity and her icons for each element to engage students in assimilating new information, making connections, and digging for deeper understandings. Challenge Lab curriculums provide the opportunity for students to acquire and build collaboration, effective communication, and problem-solving skills while inspiring students to become lifelong learners.