Degrees and Certifications:
B.A. Special Education, Lock Haven University, 1984 M.Ed Elementary Education, West Chester University, 2004
Mrs. Lisa Emery
Hello, and welcome to Mrs. Emery's page!
I began my public school teaching career in Central New Jersey but found my way across the river and south of Philadelphia to a wonderful school dictrict and community called Interboro. This year marks my 15th year at Interboro High School. Prior to teaching at the high school I taught 5th and 6th grade special education at Norwood School for three years. For the nine years in between teaching at Norwood and the high school, while raising three children, I taught two days a week either in students' homes or at the district administration building.
I grew up in Northeast Philadelphia but I have been a resident of Delaware County for 27 years. Currently, I reside in Ridley Park (don't hate me) with my husband, Mike, and two daughters, Keelia, who recently graduated from Temple University, and Katherine, who will be transferring to Temple in the spring. My son, Eric, is living the adult life as a precision engineer in Stamford, Connecticut.
When I am not teaching, I immerse myself in gardening, hiking, traveling, walking, reading, bay and ocean fishing, and gathering with friends and my large extended family. I also enjoy volunteering and serving my community. Over the years that has taken the form of leading a youth group for 15 years, assisting with Girl Scouts, helping out with Boy Scouts, and serving through various church ministries.
I am passionate about teaching and learning. I promise to work hard to help my students achieve success in school. I am available after school on most days and encourage students to visit me for assistance. I encourage parents to provide as many learning opportunities as possible for their children. I also encourage parents to remain active in their children's lives throughout high school. As much as it is a time to let them go and learn on their own, it is also a time they need great direction. Be the one they lean on.
Here's to a successful school year!