Lisa Moncrief

Teacher, 7th Grade

As a founding teacher of Innovations Academy, I am so excited to continue to be a part of this amazing group of educators practicing progressive education. I heard about I.A. by accident  and discovered immediately that I had found a place where I could grow as a person as well as share my love of learning with children.  Two of my own children are alumni of IA and have been able to be successful in high school because of the social and academic skills and experience they gained at Innovations Academy.  I am so grateful for the opportunity to be a teacher at this amazing school.

First and foremost, I am a mother of six children.   Two of my kids are still at home with me and my high school sweetheart, Brian. They range in age from 30 to 14. We live in Poway and are active in our community in youth and church activities, baseball, running, travelling, exploring,  ….well, you name it we’ve done it! I love to swim, run, read in the bubble bath and spend as much time at the beach as possible. I dream of some day participating in a triathalon and paddling down the Amazon river.  I am currently on track to  complete  1000 miles of  running for the 2016 year!

I attended  Mission Bay High School here in San Diego and graduated from Brigham Young University-Hawaii where I received my BS in Chemistry with a minor in Mathematics.  I received my teaching credentials from the High Tech High Program.  I have  almost 20 years of experience tutoring kids of all ages in math and science. I found my niche at Innovations Academy as an 8th grade teacher.  I truly enjoy the daily surprises these young students bring to our classroom community! I am passionate about teaching and watching children visualize and reach their highest potential.

I feel privileged to be a part of something big in San Diego and I appreciate  the impact that children and families at Innovations Academy have had on making my life the best it can be.

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