Lisa Buchholz, 2018 Fellow
First Grade Teacher
Abraham Lincoln Elementary | Glen Ellyn, IL
After 27 years of teaching, Lisa knows how to use every second of every school day to the fullest. Her favorite tool to maximize learning is the integration of multiple concepts. Often, it’s hard to tell which specific subject is being taught due to the overlapping and reinforcing of math, reading and science concepts that are utilized during her lessons. She guides her students to strive for the highest of standards and to expect more of themselves and each other every day. She is passionate about teaching her students to adopt an “I can” attitude in school and life. Her students play a prominent role in taking charge of their learning. Lisa helps her students set goals for themselves in academics -- and in life in general. She believes that high expectations for students, along with understanding their individual learning needs and caring for them with deep respect and compassion are the formula for lasting success. As a result of her achievement in the classroom, she was also previously recognized as a finalist for the Presidential Awards for Excellence in Mathematics and Science Teaching.
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Lisa in the News
Daily Herald: Glen Ellyn teacher receives Golden Apple Award
My Suburban Life: Glen Ellyn teacher Lisa Buchholz receives Golden Apple Award