The best part about teaching the Lab-Aids programs was that I finally had the time to focus on the Jimmy’s and Joe’s in my classroom. Without having to worry about material availability, lesson plans, assessment, I could finally impact each student and focus on their individual needs.
Lisa started using SEPUP Issues, Evidence, and You in a Cincinnati classroom in 1999 and immediately fell in love with the hands-on, inquiry-based approach. The difference she saw in her students’ dialogue, engagement, and enthusiasm was inspiring. As the science department chair, she ultimately helped to bring the full curriculum alignment to her school, where it is still taught to this day. In 2009, Lisa spent two years in a Michigan school as the department chair helping to implement all three middle school curricula into their science classrooms.
Lisa has been a certified Lab-Aids trainer since 2001 and has had the opportunity to travel across the United States training districts on implementation and presenting at national conferences. She loves to share stories of how the SEPUP curriculum has impacted her students and to help others have the same experience in their classrooms.
In 2011, she left the classroom to begin developing the LABsent program, a suite of videos and documents available to SEPUP teachers to use with absent students. Lisa is passionate about helping teachers have the best materials to not only make their jobs easier, but to allow them the time to focus on each individual student. She is currently the LAB-AIDS Curriculum Specialist, continuing to develop LABsent for the SEPUP NGSS 3rd edition, along with teacher PowerPoints, training resources and state correlations.
Lisa has a Masters of Education from Xavier University and loves hanging out with her two young daughters and family in her spare time.