Lisa is a certified 20+-year high school mathematics teacher from central Wisconsin, where she has experience teaching all levels of math courses, ranging from pre-algebra through second semester college calculus. Currently, she is an associate mathematics lecturer for the University of Wisconsin—Stevens Point and holds a master’s degree from the University of Northern Alabama.
Teaching math is Lisa’s passion. She has been a College Board-approved AP Calculus BC instructor for 7 years and a Calculus AB instructor for 3 years, and she was employed by the College Board as a Calculus BC exam reader in 2020 and 2022. Lisa established a thriving AP Calculus BC program at her high school, increasing course enrollment from 8 students in 2016 to 22 students in 2022. Moreover, her students scored an 86% pass rate on the National AP Calculus BC Exam.
Lisa loves the level of rigor and commitment required to understand math, calculus in particular. Teaching students to push themselves to surpass their preconceived notions, to ultimately learn mathematics to their highest ability, brings her great joy. She believes exposure and experience are the key to deepening student learning. Student learning is individual, and it is essential to work with each student to build confidence and facilitate a plan for success. One of Lisa’s favorite highlights is when students are no longer intimidated by AP-style questions and start earning perfect scores on practice FRQs. Calculus is a powerful tool, and Lisa enjoys seeing her students experience pride in their personal growth.