Your help could further MMSA’s vision of a brighter STEM future for the State of Maine and the nation. Today, I ask you to support MMSA and become a part of the movement to support exciting new ways for our youth to learn about science, technology, engineering, and math.
MMSA Title: STEM Education Specialist.
Lisa joined MMSA in July of 2010 as a STEM Education specialist. She was initially hired to design and deliver professional development for the Geniverse project, an NSF-funded grant held by the Concord Consortium. Other past projects at MMSA include Earth as a System is Essential (EaSiE), Family Energy, Fewer-Clearer-Deeper, and Math & Science Through Engineering (MSTE). She has also developed lessons to accompany projects run by Lawrence Berkely National Laboratory and the Jackson Laboratory. She has created short educational videos as part of a couple of projects, and she managed the MSTE project in its final two years. In each of her projects, she is driven by the passion to help teachers acknowledge their strengths and realize their potential, and to help ensure that all students receive an excellent education. Lisa taught 8th grade science in New Hampshire for seven years before graduating to teaching 9th grade Earth Science and 10th grade Life Science in Maine for eleven years. She left the classroom to take the job at MMSA. She holds a Bachelor of Arts in Zoology and a Masters of Arts in Teaching, both from the University of New Hampshire. In 2009, Lisa earned certification through the National Board for Professional Teaching Standards. When not working, Lisa enjoys quilting and other sewing crafts, traveling, and time with her husband, Dave, aboard their catamaran, Indigo Lady – preferably with family and friends along for the ride.
Phone: (603) 767-2134
Email: all emails are first initial last name at mmsa.org
Co-editor of Math & Science Through Engineering: Embracing Engineering in the K-8 Classroom