Degrees and Certifications:
Bachelor's of Social Work-BSW -Lamar University Certifications: Elementary Generalist/Reading Specialization K-6th -Stephen F. Austin University, English as a Second Language, PACE (Talented and Gifted)
Ms. Lisa Garner
First Grade Teacher
Experience In Education: My love for working with children has led and sustained me in this nobel profession for the past 25 years in PISD. I began my teaching career at Bethany Elementary for 5 years followed by Wyatt Elementary, 7 years and currently Hunt Elementary for the past 12 years.
Background: I was born and raised in East Texas where I was very active in sports and many organizations. I left home and attended Lamar University which was only a couple of hours away from home. Despite spending my first few years out of college as a social worker for a Dallas Children's home, I always knew I wanted to become a teacher. I love working with all students, especially the 6/7 year olds. It takes a lot of patience and understanding to work wih their eager yet inquisitive young minds. I realized that teaching was something I was passionate about and I recognized the dedication and steadfast commitment that teaching would require and consciously decided to pursue this profession. My commitment to teaching goes far beyond the classroom. There are so many ways to give, such as our knowledge, our time, and our ability to connect as educators to teach the generations of tomorrow. In the summer you will find me teaching SIGS Summer Institute for the Gifted student and Training Teachers in Jamaica. I have had the honor of receivng Beginning Teacher of the Year at Bethany Elementary and Teacher of the Year at Bethany and Hunt Elementary. I was chosen as a Honorary PTA Lifetime Member at Wyatt and Hunt Elementary. I also received the Outstanding Educator Teacher Award fromt the Down Syndrome Guild of Dallas, TX.
Interest: In my spare time, I enjoy spending time with my family, reading, traveling, shopping, and meeting new people.
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