Lisa A. Czerniecki is a secondary teacher, currently teaching English Language Arts to sophomores and seniors, at Locust Valley High School in Locust Valley, New York. Locust Valley High School is a public school on Long Island that offers a rigorous program of study, including the International Baccalaureate Program, in addition to an array of extra-curricular activities to its seven hundred students. Lisa has engaged in several leadership activities including acting as a mentor for novice teachers, an advisor to the school’s Student Government, and coordinator of the American Cancer Society’s Relay for Life, which raised over $90,000. Lisa received a B.A. from the State University of New York College at Geneseo in 2003 and a M.A. in Teaching English from Teachers College, Columbia University in 2008. She has also received Locust Valley High School’s Distinguished Faculty Award in 2010 and 2012. As a member of the 2012 Summer Principals Academy New York City cohort, Lisa is looking forward to joining a collaborative, academic community with a reputation for crafting excellent educational leaders. Lisa aspires to expand her leadership role in the district and gain the necessary skills in order to effectively lead a 21st Century school.