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Ms. Lisa Vail
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Mary C Williams Elem School
Austin, Texas - now Wilmington, North Carolina
Class Information:
Room Number: C2
Students per Class: 20
Class Description:
Our diverse class (mostly English Second Language students) has a thirst for learning and love getting out of the classroom! We hope to include digital cameras into a part of our classroom routine, which regularly includes making our own books and movies, as well as growing plants and raising tadpoles.
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Our class and school is in need of updated, recent technology, including digital cameras for the students and a document camera for the teacher and students to utilize.
My Philosophy:
I believe education is experiential and feel students learn best in their own world, applying their learning to life. I hope to instill a passion and interest for learning within each of my students.
Personal Information:
About Me:
I have travelled throughout the world and love sharing my experiences with my students. I am a career change teacher, previously a graphic designer for the software division of IBM. I have always had a knack and interest for technology and computers.
College and Degrees:
University of Texas at Austin, Bachelor of Science in Art Direction; San Diego State University, Teaching Certification; University of North Carolina at Wilmington, Masters in Curriculum and Instructional Supervision
I love swimming, bike riding, teaching, reading, listening to music, sewing and other crafting, and much more!
Favorite Books:
The Count of Monte Cristo is my all-time favorite classic, but I also love Breakfast of Champions, The Alchemist, Ishmael, Botany of Desire, Kitchen Confidential, The Lorax, and Three Cups of Tea... as well as hundreds others!
Favorite Quotes:
Be the change that you want to see in the world. -Mohandas Gandhi
Employment History:
Previously an IBM Art Director, I now teach third grade in North Carolina at a small, diverse, suburban school.
Why Do I Teach?:
Because I love working with children and sharing the beauties of the world with them.