Tim Lucas is an author, educator, and consultant. He also works as a facilitator in multi-yearprojects that supports school communities and their stakeholders. His work involvesmentoring school leaders in the application of systems thinking tools, developingschool/community collaboration, helping stakeholders embrace system citizenship, andfacilitating team learning through data-informed decision making skills and action research.Over the past two decades, Lucas has focused his work on integrating the tools supporting theFive Disciplines, as defined by the work of Peter Senge and system dynamics modeling toolsdeveloped by Jay Forrester, into educational leadership and K-12 instructional practices.Lucas is also one of the co-authors, with Peter Senge and others, of Schools that Learn: AFifth Discipline Resource, published in September 2000, with a revised version published inJune 2012. The book was awarded the National Staff Development Council’s Book of the YearAward and is currently published in nine languages. He has also been a contributor andcollaborator on articles and books dealing with systems-aligned curriculum, spirituality andschool leadership, and systems tools for responding to school crisis and education reforminitiatives.As a consultant, Lucas has worked across the US, Canada, Europe, and New Zealand, he wasalso Vice President for Leadership and Organizational Development for Performance LearningSystems, Inc. and a Professor of Practice at Lehigh University teaching graduate courses ineducational leadership. He has been involved with public education for the past 40 years,having taught elementary, middle, and high school. He has been a middle school viceprincipal, elementary principal, curriculum director, Assistant Superintendent, andSuperintendent of Schools in New Jersey. He currently lives in the Lehigh Valley inPennsylvania, is an avid sportsman, and is a first-responder for school crisis situations.