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Tony Lucchese

Tony Lucchese

What I do

Tony remains an avid backpacker, living in OOB for the off-season so he can disappear off the grid over the summer months. Even during the school year, he can be seen walking almost everywhere he goes. In addition to hiking, his hobbies include reading, going to movies, and cheering on the Gulls from the sidelines. He is a die-hard fan of Superman and enjoys waffles at the Good Thyme Cafe once a week. Tony is thrilled to be part of the OOB community and looks forward to a fruitful collaboration with its students, their families, and his fellow faculty.

As a recent addition to OOBHS, Tony joins an already strong and enthusiastic science department. Holding formal degrees in architecture, mathematics, and education, he has spent the majority of his career teaching chemistry and physics, which he sees as “applied mathematics” courses. Additionally, Tony teaches math and math education classes at the University of Southern Maine. He believes in building personal relationships with students and leveraging those relationships to ensure student success both in and beyond the classroom.

Tony grew up in the foothills of Tennessee and attended the nearby University of Tennessee for architecture and design. After graduation, he used this design experience as the technical director for a local theater, where he was privileged to work with outstanding teen volunteers. Having discovered his passion for teaching, Tony returned to school, but only after completing a through-hike of the Appalachian Trail and deciding to make Maine his new home. He then earned degrees in mathematics and education at USM before spending eight years teaching at Bonny Eagle in Standish and ultimately joining the faculty at OOBHS.