Jeffrey Mark Luscher
Secondary Mathematics Awardee
Whether I am teaching Math Standards Mastery, Sheltered Mathematics, or Advanced Placement Calculus, I get great satisfaction when students grasp and apply the relevance of math to their own lives and futures. I try to bring humor and fun into my classroom in order to make math more appealing, break down perceived barriers, and motivate more students to major in math-based careers. My greatest reward has been seeing many of my former students return to the classroom, this time, as math teachers themselves. — Jeff Luscher
Jeff Luscher is a high school mathematics teacher at Santiago High School, in the Corona-Norco Unified School District in Riverside County where he has served as Department Chair since 1995.
A graduate of the University of Southern California (B.A. Mathematics), Luscher earned his teaching credential at the same university. He has developed considerable expertise in programming the computer language C++ and has taken additional coursework focused on teaching Advanced Placement (AP) Calculus, Gifted and Talented Education (GATE) students, and Instructional Strategies for Algebra. He is authorized for Cross-cultural, Language and Academic Development (CLAD) instruction and has a certificate in Kagan Instructional Grouping Strategies.
Luscher was an instructor in the Riverside City College’s Algebra Institute and was trained as a presenter through the CORE-Plus Mathematics Project. As a half-time district math specialist, Luscher provided in-service education to teachers using CORE Math and on best practices for vertical articulation.
Luscher’s numerous awards include: Corona-Norco Teacher of the Year (twice), Riverside County Mathematics Teachers' Association Outstanding High School Teacher (three times), and the City of Corona Award of Excellence in Education (2000).
Luscher is an avid motorcycle enthusiast and is a charter member of the Inland Empire Harley Owner's Group.