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Lucille Fuchs

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Lucille Ann Fuchs
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BornLucille Ann Weber
(1935-04-13)13 April 1935
Ottoville, OH
🏳️ Nationality
🏳️ CitizenshipAmerican
💼 Occupation
Catholic nun, professor, chairperson/head of education at Saint Leo University (FL), women's rights activist, writer
👩 Spouse(s)Frank Fuchs

Lucille Fuchs is a former Catholic nun, a women's rights activist, an active social justice advocate, and a committed environmentalist in addition to her work as a university professor, an expert in elementary education, and a novelist. She was chairperson of the Division of Education at St.Leo University,[1] a small private institution in Florida. She taught courses in reading methods. language arts, and children's literature. Prior to teaching in college, she taught for 15 years at all levels of elementary and secondary school. Lucy was the daughter of Frank and Mary Weber of Ottoville, Ohio. She spent the first part of her life in Ohio, graduating with a bachelor's degree from the University of Dayton and a master's degree from Ohio State. In 1969 she moved to Florida and worked at Florida State where she met Frank J. Fuchs, whom she married in 1971.

They lived most of their lives in Brandon, Florida. Lucy was a perpetual student, earning a second master's degree from Florida State and a Doctorate from University of South Florida. Through the years she taught at many levels, elementary in Ohio and Florida, high school French in Ohio, courses at Hillsborough Community College, and the final fifteen years in the education department at Saint Leo University.

In addition to her teaching and administrative responsibilities, Fuchs pursued her two favorite activities: conducting workshops and writing. She is the author of Fastback 251 Teaching Reading in the Secondary School [2] and has written eight books (four of them novels), many articles, novels, short stories for children, book reviews, books of inspiration, and poetry.

Lucy and Frank traveled extensively through the years, visiting and sometimes revisiting 73 countries around the world. They spent two years doing volunteer work in Mexico and one year in Washington, D.C [3] When they volunteered for a year in Washington DC, Lucy - although Catholic - led Quaker prayer meetings every morning at 07:30am. They were living at William Penn House [4] where Frank was a volunteer. Lucy was a volunteer at Network[5][6], as well as Appalachia[7] They protested with the School of the Americas Watch[8] on a regular basis, being banned for 5 year intervals and receiving threats from the US government. After their retirement, the Fuchs spent several years volunteering : 2 years in Mexico, 1 year in Washington DC, 1 year in Appalachia. Her time in Appalachia had a strong effect on her. She enjoyed painting and gardening. She loved nature and was a member of the Audubon Club,[9] Sierra Club[10], Florida Native Plant Society[11], and the Florida Trail Association.[12]

Books[edit]

  • Shadow of the Walls (1980) [13]
  • Wild Winds of Mayaland (1978)
  • Pictures of Fear (1981, republished by Amazon in 2013) [14]
  • Dangerous Splendor (1978) [15]
  • The Light in Ordinary Things[16]
  • Women of Destiny: Women in the Old Testament (1999) [17]
  • We Were There: Women in the New Testament (1993) [18]
  • Humanities in the Elementary School: A Handbook for Teachers (1993) [19]
  • Social Justice: Teachings of Catholics, Protestants, Jews, and Muslims with James J. Horgan (1992) [20]
  • Gifts and Giving (1991)
  • Forgiveness: God's Gift of Love (1990) [21]
  • Serving Adolescents Reading Interests Through Young Adult Literature (1987) [22]

Publications[edit]

  • Religion in Children's Literature published on encyclopedia.com and HighBeam
  • Language Arts Around the World : Europe published by ERIC Clearinghouse on archive.org
  • Language Arts Around the World : Asia and Australia published by ERIC Clearinghouse on archive.org

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