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Friday Faces: Intermediate

*UPDATED SEPTEMBER 2014*

We'd like to introduce you to our returning Intermediate Team teachers for 2014-15, by sharing their answers from last year's Friday Faces:

Lisa Ann Dillon

Intermediate Team Lead Teacher (Core on Track A),

Level 4 Math Teacher (Track A), and Singapore Math Lead

Q: What is your degree in?

A:  BFA in Theater Arts from Webster University, Multiple Subject Teaching Credential from Pacific Oaks College, and completed all Masters level coursework in Human Development from Pacific Oaks

Q: What was your last job before your SLOCA life?

A: Before SLOCA I was a teacher at The Waverly School in Pasadena.

Q: What is the first thing you do when you wake up in the morning?

A: I make a cup of green tea and on great mornings, do a little yoga.

Q: What is your favorite local restaurant?

A: Ciopinot in SLO

Q: What was your favorite book when you were a child?

A: The Boxcar Children

Q: What is your favorite piece of literature that we've read at SLOCA? 

A: I have loved so many of the picture books at Primary – but reading Elijah of Buxton with Grant has to be at the top.

Lisa Wallace

Intermediate Core Teacher, Level 3 Math Teacher,

and Intermediate Science Teacher (both tracks)

Q: What is your degree in?

A:  I graduated with a major in Liberal Studies at La Verne University where I also got my teaching credential. Before that I studied Spanish at Cal State Long Beach.

Q: What was your last job before your SLOCA life?

A: I homeschooled my four boys for 20+ years (with no SLOCA!!). We fostered many children. I taught Spanish for 13 years.

Q: What is the first thing you do when you wake up in the morning?

A: Feed my four outdoor parrots (and ducks and chickens and dog) before they wake up the neighbors.

Q: What is your favorite local restaurant?

A: El Compadre in Atascadero and Taco Temple in Morro Bay

Q: What was your favorite book when you were a child?

A: Hmmm… so many. The original Winnie the Pooh books, by AA Milne, Snow Treasure by Marie McSwign, Rascal by Sterling North, Heidi by Johanna Spyri (not to be compared with the movie), Little Men by Louisa M Alcott (OK, Little Women was good, too).

Q: What is your favorite piece of literature that we've read at SLOCA? 

A: Elijah of Buxton (intermediate), To Kill a Mockingbird (high school), Unbroken by Laura Hillenbrand (high school)

Intermediate teachers featured elsewhere:

Cecelia Nutting

Intermediate Core Teacher and Level 4 Math Teacher (Track B),

Friday Foundations Intermediate Teacher

Kaitlyn Perry

Kindergarten – Intermediate Music Teacher

Caroline Vaccaro

Kindergarten Art Teacher and Intermediate Art Teacher (both tracks)

Thank you Intermediate teachers, for letting us get to know you a little more! 

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