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About Me


For those of you who don't know me (yet) I'm Lisa Peterson. I have many titles and roles in life: wife, mother, daughter, sister....the list could go on, but my newest title is "teacher". I ended up teaching by taking a little bit of a round about path. Right about the time most teachers are finishing up their college career and student teaching I was married and expecting my first child. It wasn't until 2 more children later that I had the opportunity to go back to college - which worked out well, since I finally knew what I wanted to be when I grew up. I started attendedBrigham Young University - Hawaii in April 2007 and (finally) graduated in June 2010 with my B.S. in Elementary Education and a Hawaii State teaching license for grades K-6. It was a long journey (including the birth of baby #4) and, aside from my children, it is definitely my proudest accomplishment.

Last summer as I was finishing school and student teaching (in 4th grade) the job hunt was on. Staying in Hawaii didn't seem like a very viable option then, so while I did apply to the Hawaii DOE, I was also looking for jobs else where so my family and I prepared for the move back to the mainland. Long story short - I ended up with a job teaching Kindergarten on Maui. (For a slightly longer version click here.)

So here I am one year later - it was a whirlwind of a year. I learned a lot, I stressed a lot, I neglected my household duties a lot (read piles of laundry and MANY dinners purchased rather than cooked). But I'm happy with my choice to become a teacher and I'm looking forward to enjoying teaching this year - now that I kind of know what's going on.

I hope that you'll join me in my adventures in teaching this year. I'm looking forward to sharing them with all of you.