Mr. Luke Olesiuk
Welcome to the 2018-19 school year, Eagles! I am thrilled to be joining the Adams Family this year after having worked for the past two years as a Lab Science Teacher at Lincoln Elementary and Beryl Heights Elementary here in RBUSD. For the 11 years prior to that, I taught all levels of math at El Segundo Middle School, covering sixth grade through Algebra I. I was also heavily involved in the implementation of the Common Core Math Standards in El Segundo, and am very excited to see a similar model and system being used here at Adams.
After several years in the classroom, I decided I was ready for the next chapter in my professional career and returned to grad school during the 2017-18 school year. I earned my Masters degree in Educational School Leadership and my administrative credential at CSU Dominguez Hills. My current position as "TOSA" (Teacher On Special Assignment) here at Adams is a great introduction into this side of the world of education. I am serving as the Title I coordinator, Watch D.O.G.S. coordinator, Student Success Team coordinator, PBIS coordinator, and SBAC coordinator, as well as supporting Mrs. Veal and Mrs. Nakayama with other administrative-related tasks.
Outside of work, I enjoy pushing myself as far as I can, both mentally and physically. I enjoy working out at a local Crossfit gym, have run a number of Tough Mudder events, love camping and backpacking, and am a three-time summiter of Mt. Whitney (the highest peak in the lower 48 states). More recently, I have completed several GORUCK events, which are run by military special forces personnel and inspired by their difficult training evolutions. Securing two "HCL" GORUCK events has truly been life-altering...these events consisted of moving for close to 48 hours with no sleep, carrying heavy logs, tires, sandbags and other equipment, all while wearing a 35 lb rucksack and performing a variety of PT and mental exercises. The teamwork and camaraderie formed during these grueling events I feel mirrors what many students experience in school (minus the heavy physical load, of course!) - life is filled with obstacles and challenges, all of which need to be overcome. Everyone's challenge is a little different, from writing an essay to solving a quadratic equation, playing the trombone to building an engineering structure. Regardless of the challenge, it takes dedication and perseverance to overcome these barriers.
Ultimately, all of this boils down to helping (y)our students achieve to their highest potential - a team effort that includes the school, the family and the student. Please feel free to reach out if you have any questions or concerns. I am looking forward to a fantastic year!