Lisa Morenoff, 7th Grade Foundations Teacher
Lisa was a 3rd and 4th grade classroom teacher for four years at the Lower School before becoming an inclusion teacher in 2008. Since then, she has worked with students in 5th through 10th grades. Prior to moving to DC, Lisa taught at public and private schools in and around Philadelphia for eight years.
Lisa's professional interests include working with students to develop math instruction that matches the way they learn best, teaching executive functioning skills and self-regulation strategies, and building communities of supportive, responsible citizens. She is also deeply invested in the Middle School's Habits of Scholars, which she views as critical life skills that all students need to be successful in future endeavors.
In 2003 and 2004, Lisa presented at the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics National Conference. Lisa considers herself a lifelong learner. While at Capital City, she completed several professional development programs including the Expeditionary Learning Assessment Institute, Developmental Designs I and II workshops, and the Alert Program online course.
During her years at Capital City, Lisa has designed expeditions that link science and social studies content to math and language arts standards, written and revised math benchmark assessments, and engaged students in a range of stewardship projects. As an Inclusion Teacher, she modifies projects and assessments so that every student has the opportunity to "show what she knows." She also helped develop plans for the 5th Grade's Eagle Camp and "Building Balance Program," both of which support students in their transition to Capital City's Middle School.
Lisa enjoys traveling, especially visiting national parks and factory tours. She also loves NFL football, reading Torah, and Geocaching. One of her goals is to improve her Spanish fluency and accuracy, and she welcomes support from students and parents.