Texans Can Academies, a public high school of choice with 11 campuses statewide, proudly welcomes Stephanie Lucero as its new development director for Dallas Can Academies. Lucero will oversee all fundraising levels, coordinate community outreach and awareness efforts, and devise and implement preferred development communication practices for the Dallas Can development team.
Lucero joins Dallas Can Academies with an extensive background as a veteran television reporter, working the last 18 years at CBS 11 News in Dallas/Fort Worth. Prior to that Lucero worked as a field reporter in New Orleans, at Fox 4 News in Dallas, in Las Vegas at the CBS affiliate and at the NBC station in Reno, Nevada.
Over the years Lucero did a number of educational stories with Texans Can Academies CEO, Richard Marquez when he worked for the Dallas Independent School District. Stephanie remembers the frustration Marquez articulated when many public school students were dropping out and illiterate.
Lucero retired from the TV news business and is excited to be a part of the Texans Can movement. “I’m excited to be a part of a school system that has found the key to graduation at a pivotal point in the lives of young people,” said Lucero. Richard Marquez, CEO of Texans Can Academies, says “Stephanie’s expertise in community outreach, communication, and, most importantly, her passion for educating children, bring an incredible momentum to Texans Can Academies.”
Lucero is the proud mother of twin teenage boys. Her greatest lessons were learned from her mother, who received her high school diploma and college degree later in life.