Greg Lucas is the Deputy Director of School Culture and Climate at New Visions for Public Schools. Greg oversees all matters related to social emotional learning, school safety and restorative discipline and is responsible for leading schools in the implementation and continuous improvement of positive school culture and climate across the New Visions Charter High Schools Network.
Greg has over 15 years of school-based youth development experience and served on the founding leadership team for Brooklyn Democracy Academy Transfer High School. Prior to New Visions, Greg served as the Director of Programs and Community Engagement for DREAM/Harlem RBI.
Greg has over 20 years of experience working with youth and families as a trainer, educator, director and public speaker. Greg has served as a consultant for both local and national organizations including the NYC Administration for Children Services, World Vision, and Girls Scouts of America. Greg has been a featured guest addressing education and youth issues on a number of media programs including: 103.9, Z100, and BET.
Greg is also an ordained reverend and serves as associate pastor for New Light Baptist Church in Harlem. As a pastor, Greg oversees urban ministry work and has taken part in relief initiatives across Spain, Haiti and Africa. Greg holds a Bachelor's Degree in Psychology from Long Island University, and a Master's Degree in Social Welfare from the University at Albany with post-graduate studies at Liberty Christian College, and NYU School of Social Work.