My name is Lucas Pralle. I’m a language arts and tech educator. On this site, you will find links to my projects, my blog, and links to interviews and other press. Thank you for taking the time to check out my work.
Lucas Pralle grew up in central Wisconsin surrounded by cranberry marshes and dairy farms. He enlisted in the Marines in 2005 and served two tours in Iraq as an infantryman. After returning from his deployments, Lucas enrolled in Edgewood College, where he graduated magna cum laude with a Bachelor’s of English in 2013. While attending classes at Edgewood, was a key member in the creation of the Windows of Worlds community art project in Madison, WI. In 2014, he wrote and produced the science fiction audiobook series “Inner Harsh” along with other stories that were inspired by his experiences in Iraq and coming home. Lucas obtained his Teaching English as a Foreign Language Certification from the University of Washington and taught English in China for a year and a half. Shortly after returning from China to Rhode Island, Lucas co-founded the audio-based writing prompt, Endless Beautiful. His journey exploring expressive writing and leading workshops began there. Since then, Lucas has led many workshops in the community with writers, musicians, other artists, and currently focuses much of his effort on serving veterans. He is the creative and expressive writing instructor for the Providence Clemente Veterans’ Initiative (PCVI). The PCVI was awarded the Innovation in the Humanities award in 2020 by the Rhode Island Council for the Humanities. Lucas has been awarded grants for his work with the PCVI from the Rhode Island State Council on the Arts and the Rhode Island Office of Veterans Services. In the PCVI, Lucas teaches veterans how to find emotional release through their writing and has built the website, PVDVETS.org, to catalogue their works for the public and other veterans. During the day, Lucas works as the special programs instructor at a large social-services non-profit in Rhode Island. In this role, Lucas teaches English as a second language and leads workshops for 500+ staff to improve their productivity with applications such as the Microsoft Office Suite. Lucas earned his Master’s of Adult Education from the University of Rhode Island and is currently pursuing the Cyber Security Graduate Certificate at URI. Lucas is Student Achievement in Reading (STAR) certified and is a Google Certified Educator. In his free time, he enjoys scuba diving, working on multimedia projects like podcasts, tinkering with all things tech, and exploring nature with his partner Carolyn.