Lisa graduated from the University of Miami, Coral Gables in 1983, cum laude, with a BS in Geology. She is a charter member of UM’s chapter of Phi Beta Kappa. Lisa got her AMI diploma in 1993 and has over 20 years experience in the primary class, 19 of which were at Countryside Montessori School. She has attended many Refresher Courses and has had extensive additional training in music from Sanford Jones and art from Carol Alver. She became certified as an AMI consultant at the primary level in 2005. She has a great deal of experience supporting and mentoring teachers in all stages of their development. Lisa currently holds an MA and is working towards her doctorate from the Wright University for the Realization of Human Potential. She has four grown Montessori children, a hilarious husband, and a lovely home in the woods.