About TLC Arts, LLC

About Our Founder

Dr. Thomas S. Lubben Ed. D, is the Founder and CEO of TLC Arts LLC, founded in 2013.  He has over 55 years of experience in public, private, and charter school education.  He has served in all major educational positions ranging from teacher, coach, to school superintendent.

Dr. Lubben has spend over 23 years actively involved in the charter school movement.  This began in 1996 when the charter school law was under consideration in Pennsylvania.  He spoke before the Senate Education Committee prior to the passage of the law in 1997.


It took Dr. Lubben from 1997 to 2003 to open his first arts-focused charter school.  The Lehigh Valley Charter High School for the Performing Arts (LVPA) subsequently became known as “Charter Arts” and was opened in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania.  The current school now occupies a new building on Bethlehem’s South Side, serves over 500 students and is receiving state and national “plaudits”.  He served as the school’s superintendent from 2003-2010, before stepping down.


He created TLC Arts LLC in 2013 as a consulting organization to serve in the promulgation of his varied models.  Dr. Lubben now has a team of experienced educators with over 100 years of combined experience in the charter school movement.


TLC is currently working to ad members to this strong team!

Additional Professional Services

TLC Arts provides boards with a strong and proven group of vendors and professional companies. All of these complex services are needed in the opening of a new school.  Many of these sources have been with all of the schools founded by Dr. Lubben.


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