Meet the Team

Todd B. Luke

President – MAX Teaching, Inc. 
Phone: 724.859.5968
Email: todd@maxteaching.com
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Todd Luke has been in the field of education for over 25 years. He has a diverse background in education and industry. He started out as a vocational technical student then worked in the manufacturing field for ten years. From there, he moved on to teach Precision Machining at Lenape Tech for 18 years. He also served as an administrator at Lenape for three years before beginning his career as an educational consultant for MAX Teaching. Todd is currently President of MAX Teaching, a position that allows him to share his passion for the art and science of teaching. Todd’s professional background, his degrees in Vocational Education and Workforce Education, and his certificates as Vocational Director and Career Counselor qualify him to train teachers across all content areas. Todd resides in Western Pennsylvania with his family.

  • M. Ed., Pennsylvania State University, Workforce Education
  • BS, Indiana University of Pennsylvania, Vocational Education


Certifications: 

  • Vocational Directors Certification, Pennsylvania State University
  • Career Counseling 7-12, Indiana University of Pennsylvania
  • Vocational Level II Instruction, Indiana University of Pennsylvania
  • Journeyman Toolmaker, US Department of Labor and Industry

 

  • 2017 - President, MAX Teaching with Reading & Writing, Worthington, PA.; Content Area Literacy
  • 2014- Present - President, Todd Luke Consulting, Worthington, PA.; Educational Consulting, Data Analysis, School Improvement
  • 2006 - 2017 - Vice President/ Career Technical, MAX Teaching with Reading & Writing, Findlay, OH.; Content Area Literacy
  • 2002 - 2006 - Independent Consultant/Staff Development, MAX Teaching with Reading & Writing, Findlay, OH.; Content Area Literacy
  • 2003 - 2006 - Coordinator of School Operations, Lenape Technical School, Ford City, Pennsylvania; School Administration
  • 1991 - 2003 - Instructor, Lenape Technical School, Ford City, Pennsylvania, Precision Machining
  • 1991 - 2000 - Adult Evening Instructor, Lenape Technical School, Ford City, Pennsylvania, Precision Machining
  • 1999 - 2003 -  Instructor, Lenape Technical School, Ford City, Pennsylvania, National Tooling and Machining Association, Apprenticeship Instructor
  • 1987 - 1991 - Journeyman, Aluminum Company of America, Alcoa Center, Pennsylvania, Research and Development
  • 1983 - 1987 - Apprentice, Oberg Industries, Freeport, Pennsylvania, Tool and Die Apprentice
  • 2007 Featured in Welding Journal, Integration in Career Technical Education
  • 2004 Lenape Tech Vocational Teacher Appreciation Award
  • 2004 Who’s Who Among America’s Teachers 
  • 2003 Featured in Techniques Magazine, Literacy in Career Technical Education 
  • 2002 Lenape Tech Vocational Teacher Appreciation Award
  • 2002 Who’s Who Among America’s Teachers
  • 1996 Excellence Foundation Educator of the Year, IU Region 28
  • 1991 Aluminum Company of America, Merit Award for Teamwork 
  • 1991 Aluminum Company of America, Merit Award for individual job performance
  • 2003 - 2006 at Lenape Technical School, Ford City, PA: Coordinator of School Operations Responsible for day-to-day school operations, discipline, staff development, and grant writing
  • 1991 - 2003 at Lenape Technical School, Ford City, PA: Instructor/Precision Machining
  • 1996 - 2003 at Lenape Technical School, Ford City, PA: President/Lenape Teachers Union
Ongoing Presentations
  • 2010 - Present: Embedded Coaching:  Provide school systems follow up support in implementation and execution of MAX Teaching customized to individual content areas.
  • 2006 - Present: MAX Teaching Train-the-Trainer Workshops: Five-day workshops to prepare “in-house” staff developers for school systems: Oklahoma State Department of Career Tech, 2010; Lawton, Oklahoma, 2009; West Helena, Arkansas, 2008
  • 2001 - Present: MAX Teaching with Reading and Writing: Helping Students Develop Literacy Skills while Learning Subject Matter: A staff development workshop for in-service K-12 teachers – presented more than 200 times in 17 states in the United States and Canada. These workshops range from two hours to three days in length, modeling a classroom framework for content-literacy-based instruction. The workshop is most often followed by in-school classroom modeling in any and all content areas. 
  • 2000 - Present: Association for Career Technical Education: Multiple presentations each year since 2000, focusing on integration of academics in CTE, writing in CTE, portfolios, authentic assessment in CTE, using literacy skills to help students better learn subject matter, and on convincing practicing teachers to employ literacy-based constructivist instruction.
  • 2000 - Present: High Schools That Work, Annual Summer Staff Development Conference: Multiple presentations each year since 2000, focusing on integration of academics in CTE, writing in CTE, portfolios, authentic assessment in CTE, using literacy skills to help students better learn subject matter, and on convincing practicing teachers to employ literacy-based constructivist instruction.
  • 1998 - Present: Pennsylvania Integrated Learning Conference, State College, Pennsylvania, Annual Winter Staff Development Conference: Multiple presentations each year since 1998, focusing on integration of academics in CTE, writing in CTE, portfolios, authentic assessment in CTE, using literacy skills to help students better learn subject matter, and on convincing practicing teachers to employ literacy-based constructivist instruction.
Recent (2002-2017) State, National and International Conference Presentations