Mosinee, WI

Lisa

M.A. University of Northern Alabama (in progress); B.S. University of Wisconsin
20 years experience

About

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.

Teaching math is Lisa’s passion. She has been a College Board-approved AP Calculus BC instructor for 6 years and a Calculus AB instructor for 2 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, in 2022, 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.

Noteworthy Accomplishments

  • Lisa was the ACT math prep specialist for the high school at which she taught. The school achieved the highest composite scores in the area, earning the title of Great Northern Conference Champs (classes of 2020, 2022, and 2023).
  • Lisa was selected three times as the Honoring Excellence Educator by her school’s valedictorians (2018, 2019, and 2022).

Fun Facts

  • Lisa’s favorite summer evenings are spent enjoying the beautiful scenery of central Wisconsin, on a Malibu wake boat with her family: observing, skiing, kneeboarding, or trying to surf.
  • Lisa says that attending live music events with her husband is an adventure. A few concerts they have attended are Andrea Bocelli, Lady Gaga, Alicia Keys, Stained, and Five Finger Death Punch.

Areas of Expertise

  • Calculus
  • Math