Lucas Fitzgerald has been at Pacific Lutheran High School for the past 14 years. He has taught Theology 9, Theology 12, Apologetics, American Literature, British Literature, and English II during his teaching career and continues to teach a class or two each year. He has been married for ten years to his beautiful wife Erin and is the proud father of Christie Grace Fitzgerald and Hannah Kay Fitzgerald which he views as true gifts from God.
Mr. Fitzgerald graduated from Loyola Marymount University in 1997 with a Bachelor of Arts degree in English with an emphasis in Writing. He received his California State Teaching credential and Lutheran teaching certificate in 1999, followed by a Master of Arts degree in Reformation Theology in 2001 from Concordia University, Irvine. Mr. Fitzgerald recently received his lfetime California Administrative Credential in spring 2012.
He enjoys all sports that involve a bouncing ball (other than golf where he has a love/hate relationship), reading, watching Shark Tank and spending time with his family and friends. He currently attends Immanuel Lutheran Church in Orange, CA and resides in Orange County.
A Southern California native, Mr. McKim graduated from Los Angeles Lutheran High School. He received his Bachelor of Arts degree at Concordia University in River Forest, Illinois and his Master of Education Degree at California Lutheran University in Thousand Oaks, California. He taught at Christ Lutheran School in Rancho Palos Verdes for 27 years and then with the Palos Verdes Unified School District for 3 years. Mr. McKim has been at PLHS since 2003 and now teaches Theology 11, Theology 12 and Business Math.
Mrs. Steffens graduated from Northwestern College in St. Paul, MN, where she got a taste for mission work during a summer trip to Northern Ireland. Following graduation, she taught at a Lutheran high school in Slovakia, where she met her husband, Kevin. They spent two years in Hong Kong, before coming to California to teach. She has been at PLHS since 2002 and currently teaches Journalism. Mrs. Steffens was honored by Pacific Lutheran High School and the Lomita Chamber of Commerce as the "Golden Apple Award" recipient for the 2008-2009 school year. This award is a recognition of her dedication and ability as a teacher at the school.
2012-2013 will be Mr. Steffen's sixth year at Pacific Lutheran High School sharing and learning about British and American Literature, English II, World History, Theology, and English as a Second Language with his students. Mr. Steffens was born in Papua New Guinea and grew up in New Zealand. He earned his BA in English from Wartburg College and his MA in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages from the University of Northern Iowa. He has been blessed to teach English at Lutheran high schools in Slovakia and Hong Kong in addition to English as a Second Language at the University of Northern Iowa and California State University, Long Beach. Mr. Steffens is thankful for his family.
Mrs. Gonzalez has been at PLHS for six years. She spent the last 20 years teaching at South Bay Lutheran High School in Inglewood, Ca. She graduated from CSUDH with a B.A. in Spanish language and Literature and a minor in Sociology. Mrs. Gonzalez currently teaches all Spanish level classes along with Health and Geography. She is happy to be a part of the Pacific Lutheran high school community!
The 2012-2013 school year will be Ms. Flett’s third full year at PLHS as a teacher and academic/college counselor. Prior to this, she held the same position for 18 years at South Bay Lutheran in Inglewood. Ms. Flett has served in Lutheran Education for 30 years. She graduated from Concordia Teachers College, River Forest,IL with a BA in Education and later received a MA from Cal State, LA. She also earned a certificate in College Counseling from UCLA Extension. Ms. Flett grew up in a suburb of Chicago and spent 3 years teaching in the Bronx, NY. Ms. Flett teaches three courses and serves as Pacific Lutheran High School's Vice-Principal.
Mrs. Lisa Nunley has been at Pacific Lutheran High School for two and half years. She has taught Chemistry, Algebra 2, General Science and Biology. She has been married for 13 years to a wonderful supportive husband. The joys of her life is her daughter and twin boys. She is a member of Immanuel Lutheran Church, Redondo Beach.
Mr. Washington is a graduate of Huston-Tillotson College with a Bachelor of Science in Mathematics and Computer Science. He started teaching in Fall of 2003 at South Bay Lutheran High School where he taught mathematics, technology, and science courses for seven years. He also coached football, track and field, girls and boys basketball and volleyball. Currently, he assists with football and girls basketball teams. Since the fall of 2009, he has been teaching at Pacific Lutheran Hign School in the subject areas of Algebra I, Geometry, Pre-Calculus, Physics, Technology, and Physical Education. He is also pursuing his Master in Curriculum and Instruction at University of Phoenix.
Denise has been the Office Manager at PLHS since August 2007. She brings a background of more the 20 years of administrative experience. A member of Ascension Lutheran Church in Torrance, she is married and has 2 children. Both of her children graduated from PLHS. Her son Peter has since graduated from Concordia University Irvine and is working in accounting. Her daughter Sarah is a Psychology major at Concorida University Irvine and will be continuing on to the nursing program after she receives her BA.
Pacific Lutheran High School
2150 Sepulveda Blvd
Torrance CA 90501