Executive Director, Renaissance Public School Academy
Once an educator who was counting down the days to retirement, Lisa discovered her reinvigorated passion for education over a cup of coffee with a few individuals who were seeking a leader for Renaissance. After an honest discussion about what she felt the community needed (since Mt. Pleasant has a robust traditional school district), she hit the ground running nearly eight years ago, and embarked on a journey to reimagine education at her school. Renaissance champions the innovative model of Project Based Learning (PBL), which at its core is about translating the learning concepts expected at each grade level into tangible challenges that students are excited to solve, in a way that helps them see that the skills they build today are applicable and valuable in the real world. Lisa now strives to continue pushing the boundaries of inquiry and instruction, and hopes that more and more educators can find new, unique ways to think outside the box, to ultimately impact kids.