Bret Loucks

Bret Loucks

Academic Professional

Cambridge Trained/Coursework Certified

Bret Loucks has been an innovator in schools for nearly 30 years. Mr. Loucks has had the opportunity to be a science educator at the elementary, middle and high school grade levels, and in each he has won awards for exemplary teaching. He is an advocate for student empowerment and efficacy. A student once said of him, “Mr. Loucks is the second best teacher I have ever had. By showing me that I have it within me to learn anything I want and encouraging me to take charge of my own education, I have become my own best teacher.”

Mr. Loucks’ classes are exemplified by a strong hands-on, laboratory focus. Students are involved in direct inquiry, where ideas are challenged and tested. He has taught in Hawaii, California, Washington, Oregon, Arizona and Alaska. To honor his work with Alaska Native children, Mr. Loucks has been adopted into the Athabaskan Tribe of the Upper Kuskoqim Caribou People. His native name, Ngizrenh translates to “nice guy,”  or literally, “has good thoughts.” Mr. Loucks has a Master’s in the Art of Teaching from Lewis and Clark College.