Lisa currently teaches kindergarten in Connecticut. She teaches newcomers to the English language as well as English speaking students. Lisa has also taught kindergarten readiness skills for several summers. Lisa was awarded a 2016 Fund for Teachers Fellowship to study art in Paris as a means of enhancing the oral vocabulary development of EL and all students. She has been teaching for 33 years and has also taught special education and second grade. Lisa has a master’s degree in special education with a concentration in gifted and talented from the University of Connecticut. Lisa has also taken classes in therapeutic recreation, enjoys amateur photography, Impressionism, and travel.