Hi there 🙂 I’m Lis – with nearly 10 years experience in education, curriculum development, and as a founding member to three charter schools – I’ve learned a lot to help the achievement of other teachers and thousands of students. I’m looking to expand my impact and pivot to a career that uses my excellent response to data, solutions-oriented mindset as a Consultant in 2020. Read below about some of my experience, and reach out to me with opportunities. 






Uncommon Schools, Boston, Massachusetts

Summer Academy Director  – April 2019- Current  

  • Leading 3 campuses of students, 26 staff, teachers and 10 Summer Teaching Fellows in this summer’s Summer School, required for retention and promotion to the next grade.
  • Responsible for the professional development and curriculum management of 16 subjects

Literacy Teacher July 2016- Current

  • Awarded Excellence In Teaching Award for strongest classroom instruction at Uncommon Schools
  • MCAS data in 2019 –95% student growth percentile with 83% of students achieved advanced or proficient. That outscores the state, city and non-economically disadvantaged by double digits in every category, with the highest results in school history on any grade level in ELA.
  • Quarterly Interim Assessment Data consistently top 3 within the network (MA, NJ, NY)
  • Lead curriculum planner for 5th Grade ELA, adjusting daily materials to respond to student data daily
  • Tutor small groups, pull-out groups with data-driven instruction to achieve measured growth
  • Held position as Instructional Coach for two staff members in 2016-2017

Learning Specialist, ELL  Coordinator, Literacy Department CoordinatorJuly 2013-July 2015

  • Member of 5-8 Reading Uncommon Schools Network Working Group and developed and executed professional development to over 150 Uncommon teachers and leaders.
  • 23% of students were on grade level in literacy at the beginning of the year, 98% by EOY

Summer Teaching Fellows Mentor  – July 2017

Mentored a college junior through coaching and development of teaching middle school, providing daily coaching meetings, real-time feedback, video reviews and lesson plan internalization guidance

Democracy Prep Public Schools, Baton Rouge, Louisiana

Founding Literacy Specialist and Kindergarten Teacher July 2015 – July 2016

  • Responsible for leading all founding kindergarten and sixth grade teachers in literacy content development in a new region for the network
  • Review lesson plans, observe and coach for reading and writing for elementary and middle schools
  • Create and execute professional developments on teaching taxonomies for the region
  • In my capacity of Kindergarten lead teacher, students saw 292% growth on ELA and 289% on Math MAP exam, with 100% student passing STEP 3.

Summer School Director  – June 2016                                                                                                             

  • Independently ran and coordinated the curriculum, execution and communication of the first summer school in the region

KIPP Delta Public Schools, Helena, Arkansas

Second Grade Teacher – October 2011 – July 2013

  • Taught language arts to 72 students in a low-income community in rural Arkansas in a school with extended hours and extensive professional development.
  • On the MAP test, my students made an average 88% fall to spring growth, the highest language results K-12 in the region and 16% higher than the district average. Students made an average of 1.5 years growth with 62% at grade level (14% higher than the district average and 32% higher than in the fall)

Teach for America, Cleveland, Mississippi

Corps Member Advisor June 2013 – August 2013

  • Advised a cohort of 16 incoming corps members through lesson plan review, classroom observation and training of a group of new teachers.
  • Planned and executed professional development sessions to 40+ teachers on classroom management/culture and elementary literacy practices

Corps MemberJuly 2011 – July 2013    


University of Southern California Rossier School of Education, Los Angeles, CA – December 2014

Master of Arts in Teaching (Multiple Subject Elementary), Magna Cum Laude

Villanova University, Villanova, PA – May 2011

Bachelor of Arts in Communication; Bachelor of Arts in Political Science; Minor: Environmental Studies

Awarded Who’s Who In American Colleges and Universities, Editor-in-Chief, The Villanovan Newspaper