Ms. Feria is a passionate and collaborative leader, an advocate for students and families and a supporter of teachers and staff.
Lucy most recently served as the Interim Superintendent for the Trenton Public Schools. In 2012 she joined the superintendent of Trenton Public Schools as the Chief Academic Officer. Ms. Feria started her career as a teacher in the Camden (NJ) Public Schools where she served for eight years. Additionally, she served in various teaching and leadership positions in the Philadelphia Public Schools. She was Deputy of the Office of Multilingual Curriculum and Programs, Regional Superintendent, Deputy Chief Academic Officer, assistant principal, principal, teacher and lifelong advocate for children.
Her advocacy work expands beyond her profession to ongoing contributions in the community. Lucy currently serves on the Trenton Literacy Movement board of trustees, the Board of Directors of ASPIRA of Pennsylvania, and President of the Philadelphia Association of Hispanic School Administrators (PAHSA). She is passionate about teaching and has been an adjunct professor at Arcadia University where she supervised candidates who were completing their practicum for the superintendent letter of eligibility as well as adjunct professor at Holy Family University and LaSalle University. At both of these universities Ms. Feria has taught undergraduate and graduate level classes on Techniques of Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages. She has a strong background in literacy instruction and effective schooling of English Language Learners.
Ms. Feria has a bachelor’s degree from Temple University, a master’s degree from Fairleigh-Dickinson University, as well as a principal certificate and superintendent’s letter of eligibility from St. Joseph’s University. In 2009, Lucy completed the Institute for Superintendents’ at Harvard University. And in 2013, she completed a year long Superintendent’s Leadership Academy.
Lucy was born in Puerto Rico and raised in North Philadelphia. She is married to Miguel Feria and is the proud mother of a daughter, Dalicia, stepdaughters, Maura and Nina, and grandchildren, Nathan, Semajah, Rio and Reyna. She is an avid reader and loves walking and gardening.