B.A. in English, Howard University; M.A. in Elementary Education, Teachers College. As a sixth grade teacher in Teaneck, New Jersey, Lisa taken an active leadership role in creating a more resourceful and colorful learning community. Among other things, she has elected to become a mentor to new teachers, the Gifted and Talented Coordinator, member to the Pupil Assistance committee and Teacher Representative to the PTO. In addition to her various positions, Lisa has worked consistently to improve the quality of student education by piloting a unique literacy initiative for the 1st grade, organizing a school-wide mathematics competition and coordinating a reading buddies program.