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About Lisa Castellano[edit]

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Born in the late 1960's in Needham,Massachusetts, Lisa moved to Stoughton, Massachusetts in the mid 1970's. She attended an all female Catholic High School, Ursuline Academy and graduated in 1986. She attended Smith College for her undergraduate studies and graduated in 1990 with a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science. She married Francis Castellano, a naval officer, in 1991. They have two daughters, ages 16 and 12. Lisa has lived in Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Rhode Island, California and Tennessee. She is currently a resident of Virginia, earning a Masters of Education in Educational Media/School Library Media Specialistat Old Dominion University, while her husband commands USS Bainbridge DDG-96.

Hobbies and Interests[edit]

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Lisa has picked up on many hobbies in her travels. She plays mah jongg with Wright-Patterson rules. She is an avid knitter and maintains a blog about knitting called KnitterNavyWife. She also loves photography, especially with classic SLR cameras. Being from Massachusetts, Lisa is a passionate Red Sox and Patriots fan. She is also a voracious reader which has led to her desire to become a media specialist.

Educational Philosophy[edit]

"If we teach today like we taught yesterday, we rob our children of tomorrow." - John Dewey

I believe that teachers have an obligation to be as highly trained as possible. Teachers should utilize as many tools that are available to them in order to enhance their teaching methods as much as possible. Teachers have an obligation to use whatever technology is at their disposal in order to give their students every advantage. A teacher should have high expectations for all of their students, pushing them to reach their limits, enable them to grow both intellectually and emotionally and to help students to achieve their goals.

I owe it to my students to bring an open mind and a positive attitude to the classroom on a daily basis. I would like my students to see my classroom as an inviting, inspirational and energizing place for them to come every day.