B.A. in Psychology, Columbia College; M.A. in Secondary Science Education, Teachers College, Columbia University. For seven years Lisa has held science education posts in New York City’s public schools—first as and 8th grade earth science teacher at the Manhattan Academy of Technology, and currently as a 12th grade physics teacher at the School of the Future. For the past five years, she has been an in-house coach for new teachers in her department and sought out the mentor position with the Coalition of Essential Schools.