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Lisa Barone

PreK Support Teacher

With 30 years of teaching experience, Ms. Barone is an essential part of the pre-K classroom. She models a love of learning as she continually observes and practices new strategies for academics.

Impacting Students
I enjoy creating a culture within the classroom of community, caring, kindness and accountability. This is not so much a "lesson plan;" it is pervasive throughout the year in the books I have chosen to read, the photos within the classroom (of the students and their families), the words I use to speak to the children, the tone of my voice, the classroom rules generated by the students, the problem solving of social issues (within the classroom). I could go on and on. This impacts the children in such a way that the classroom becomes a strong community.

Lifelong Learner
When a colleague presented a training for the ECLC staff, the content was something I was  familiar with from a previous job. But her presentation was altogether different -- she presented the material in a practical and useful way. She created a caring and safe environment for us all to express ourselves and concerns and issues. For me, it brought the team together.

Teaching Inspiration
I became a teacher because of my fourth grade teacher, Mr. Hodge. I struggled with math (long division) for months and months. He was always encouraging. He used humor to lighten my frustration and anxiety in approaching tests. He chose to be a teacher instead of a model (he WAS that good looking and was a part time model for Sears!) which said a lot about his character and love of teaching.

Life Goal
Learn to snowboard.

Joined Graland in...
2018

Other than Graland, I Support
Zuma's Rescue Ranch; Douglas County and Jefferson County Open Space Preservation

Hometown
Kennebunk, Maine

Education
BS in human development/early childhood education, Wheelock College
 
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Graland Country Day School

55 CLERMONT STREET    DENVER, CO 80220    303.399.0390   
Graland Country Day School is a private school in Denver, Colorado, serving students in preschool, kindergarten, elementary, and middle school. Founded in Denver in 1924, Graland incorporates a rich, experiential learning approach in a traditional classroom setting, emphasizing the development of globally and socially conscious leaders who excel academically.