B.S. in Marketing from Fordham University in 2007. Lisa Giarratano began her career in education as a math teacher in New Orleans, LA at Albert Wicker Literacy Academy in the fall of 2007. After teaching math there for three years the school was closed and she moved on to teach a self contained eighth grade class at SciTech Academy. Lisa is currently the 3-8 Math Director of Curriculum and Instruction for ReNEW Charter Schools in New Orleans. In the past three years, ReNEW has taken over the three lowest performing elementary schools in the city. Lisa has designed the math curriculum for all three schools and also supports the principal's at each school in coaching their math teachers. In addition to her position at ReNEW, Lisa is a Seminar Instructor for TNTP Academy, a program that provides certification classes to all of the first year Teach for America and TeachNOLA teachers in the city. This is her fourth year teaching seminars. Lisa is looking forward to a year of intense professional development that will push her thinking and help to further develop her as a leader in school turnaround in New Orleans.