Lisa is a Montgomery County native, growing up in Germantown, MD. After graduation, Lisa explored different jobs, trying to figure out what she wanted to be when she grew up. Fast forward four years, Lisa found herself divorced and a single parent. She had two choices-move back home with her parents, or, go to school and finish her degree. Opting for the latter, Lisa graduated with Honors from Montana State University- College of Technology, with an Associate Degree of Science, Occupational Therapy Assistant. Lisa moved back to Maryland and worked as a COTA/L in a nursing facility for several years, before deciding that she wanted to work at the other end of the spectrum. Lisa worked as a one-on-one special education instructional assistant for MCPS for one year, and discovered that her passion was teaching. She applied to Towson University, and earned her Bachelor of Science in Special Education. Lisa taught middle school and high school special education, in both Frederick and Montgomery Counties. She enjoyed the connections she made with her students, and continues to be in contact with many of them today. As much as she loved teaching, she hated “teaching to the test” and the politics of public school, and after the birth of her second daughter, she left teaching and began working for the local government and non-profits, in positions involving advocacy, crisis case management, and working with individuals with disabilities. Lisa is currently working toward earning her Master of Science in Special Education, from McDaniel College. While attending her first class, she realized she wanted to teach again, and eventually, found herself with Fusion.
When not teaching, Lisa enjoys spending time with her family, playing softball, trying out new cupcake recipes with her daughter, and going to the beach.