Lucas Reynolds – The Man With a Pure Heart
Lucas Reynolds had a kind and compassionate soul who deeply appreciated family, friends and his nation. A professional strongman competitor, coach and actor.
Reynolds’ research is focused on the cultural, social, and military history of Britain during the long nineteenth century. His first monograph entitled Who Owned Waterloo? is out now.
Early Life and Education
Reynolds draws upon both his own experiences as well as those of the students he currently teaches to provide an engaging yet compassionate narrative for readers struggling with insecurity, peer pressure and grade stress. His use of clever metaphors (such as space gnomes obsessed with garlic bread!) and real-life examples to make children laugh is designed to do exactly that while still showing his undying care and concern. Perfect for readers aged 10-14.
Luke Reynolds has taught 7th to 12th-grade English at schools in Connecticut and Massachusetts for over 10 years and currently teaches composition at Northern Arizona University. His research interests focus on creativity in the classroom, balanced teaching approaches, motivating tweens and teens as well as co-editor of Burned In: Fueling the Fire to Teach as well as author of multiple journals articles published. Luke also contributed to FDIC Money Smart program while participating in two interagency financial education pilot projects development efforts.
Luke Reynolds is an international musician who has successfully broken all of the rules of live streaming on TikTok to build a massively engaged fan base through his nightly performances. His unique acoustic modern folk sound and sincerity has resonated deeply with audiences worldwide.
Reynolds is one of the founding members of Guster and has collaborated on guitar with Neko Case, Miranda Lambert and Sarah Jarosz – providing pedal steel guitar and pedal steel on Jarosz’s Grammy nominated album Undercurrent.
TikTok’s massive social media platform invited Reynolds out to their LA based headquarters for not only performances but also to discuss his future career plans and brainstorm together on strategies. We take an in-depth look into how a middle-aged man with no intention of becoming a rock star has found himself with potential to achieve just that.
Achievement and Honors
Lucas Reynolds is an award-winning historian specializing in British and imperial history from 1850-1875. A Fellow of the Royal Historical Society and recipient of his Ph.D. from Graduate Center, City University of New York.
He has published multiple books that have received numerous awards and his works have been translated into over 25 different languages. Furthermore, he has made guest appearances on television shows as well as speaking at conferences.
He is honored with the Steps to Leaps Student of the Year award, given out annually to honor those students who demonstrate commitment to their personal growth across five pillars: well-being, leadership, impactful networking and perseverance/grit/perseverance. Recipients receive both a plaque and monetary prize as part of this accolade.
Reynolds is an educator passionate about creative, relational, and imaginative education. He has published several books such as A Call to Creativity as well as co-editing Burned In: Devoted to the People of Darfur and Break These Rules. Furthermore, he competes professionally at Strongman Powerlifting Highland Games competing at international levels.
Reynolds employs irreverent humor and genuine affection in order to empathize with his students as they navigate insecurity, pressure to conform, grade stress and other challenges in their age group. He uses age-appropriate metaphors such as space gnomes and garlic bread when communicating his message. Reynolds encourages readers to take pride in being unique individuals while celebrating differences among us all. Originally hailing from Vermont he currently resides in Lincoln with wife Hillary and Bear their fur baby!
Reynolds has quickly amassed an impressive following across social media platforms, providing him with various opportunities to expand his impact and influence globally.
He is adept at adapting to shifting dynamics within the digital realm and maintaining his dominance by continuously adapting his content strategy. Additionally, he ensures success by keeping abreast of new trends and exploring various platforms.
He makes his living as an American actor, earning fame through roles such as Hannah Montana: The Movie, X-Men: First Class and X-Men: Days of Future Past. His annual earnings total approximately $500k with most coming from movies/series/promotions/brand collaborations etc.