Lisa was my son's kindergarten teacher at West Riverside Elementary. She was a terrific teacher and we loved her!
Lisa was one of my Reading Recovery Teacher Leaders. Everyday, my students benefit from all the learning I received from her caring and enthusiastic teaching. I will always be grateful for her for that.
"Lisa was truly an amazing reading coach, teacher and person. I enjoyed getting to know her these past few years. She taught me a lot about reading and always made my day better when she visited my classroom. Lisa and her family are in my thoughts and prayers."
When I learned Lisa had passed away, it brought forth a flood of memories. I knew Lisa through my friendship with Kathy in high school, I remember a sparkling, upbeat, kind and smiling (what a smile) girl. She absolutely adored her sister and parents; was so smart and had a bit of an independent streak; from what I'm reading about her life she only became more so. I wish I could offer more than sympathy to all of you; please know we all offer our prayers and love to you. Lean on each other.
I was so very fortunate to work with Lisa when she attended Ohio State for Reading Recovery training. As one of her professors, I can only second what has been stated about her warmth, kindness, intelligence, and ability to make others feel happy and special. Every child and every adult that she taught basked in that warmth and that desire to share her vast knowledge. This is a loss to all of us, but Sam, I cannot imagine yours--I can remember when Lisa first introduced me while you were dating (at a RR Institute). Lisa was always a joyful person, but you brought even more happiness into her life! All of what you have written about her Sam, was expressed by Lisa about you to all of her friends. I am so glad that you came into her life and brought her such joy! I last saw Lisa at the IRA conference in Jacksonville, and she once again shared how happy she was. I wish you and all of Lisa's family God's grace and peace and will keep you in my prayers.
Susan King Fullerton