My name is Luke Vieira. This will be my fourth year teaching and my first year teaching at CHPCS. I'm not new to our school, though! Upon deciding to become a teacher I spent two years volunteering weekly in Miss King's first grade classroom. This included the class of students I will have this year! Then, after beginning graduate school at Portland State University, I served as a student teacher in Mrs. Adams' seventh grade class.
I then spent two-and-a-half years teaching at a charter school in Lebanon, Oregon, and 6 months serving as lead teacher at a newly launched school in Tuy Hoa, Vietnam. I've taught both first grade and fourth grade, but am very excited that this year will mark my third year teaching sixth grade, as well as my return to the Portland area and Cascade Heights!
I was born in Portland, Oregon but raised in Lisbon, Portugal. With an American mother and a Portuguese father, I was able to travel often at a young age, visiting countries such as Spain, France, Italy, Germany, Austria, Hungary, Greece, Sweden, and Denmark. I even spent a year living at the edge of the Amazon Jungle in Brazil! Adventure and travel still run strong in my blood.
Adventure is on the backburner for now as my wife and I celebrate our first anniversary this month... and get to spend it with our fabulous (and grumpy) 8-week-old daughter, Eloise. I come from a rather large family (12 siblings), most of whom currently live in Europe. My mother, Elise Ferreira D'Azevedo, worked as an administrator at CHPCS a few years ago, and two of my younger siblings attended middle school here. I have deep roots in Cascade Heights!
I am very excited for the start of this year and look forward to meeting everyone soon! If something comes up before then, feel free to contact me anytime, by phone or email. It is my goal that every child (and family) feels safe, valued, and heard. Please don't hesitate to ask questions or share concerns!
Enjoy the rest of summer break!