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Lisa United States

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I teach Adult Bsic Ed, developmental level reading or reading/writing learning communities, and college level reading classes. I have taught since 1996 and love what I do. Teaching reading gives me the rare situation in which I don't have to cover the same content each quarter; rather, the skills and strategies can be embedded into almost any content area, so it allows for a more student-centered approach and enables me to avoid burnout from having to teach the same thing quarter after quarter. I use this




I can find appreciation for most music genres, but my favorites include 80s punk rock, alternative, and the cleverness and sound of older west coast rap, though the lyrics and content are often objectionable.

Movies and TV:

I mostly enjoy documentaries or films based on real situations. I like witty and intellectually sharp comedies (and comedians) and satires, and films with social justice and resistance to abusive power structures types of themes. I don't watch much TV, bu


Martial arts--Tae Kwon Do at first and later Vovinam-Viet Vo Dao (Vietnamese martial arts) for a total of about 17 years of practice.


I enjoy watching dancing, music, film, and some acting/drama. As a child I was involved in several plays for the community theater, and I took both ballet and tap dancing lessons. I played trumpet for six years, played bass in a hardcore punk rock band in


I have two retired racehorses who are wonderful. I can't overstate how much joy they bring to me. We go on trail rides, and they are learning to jump and do other horse sport disciplines. What great athletes they are!


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