Lisa Wood joined the Park faculty in 2001. She is the core second grade teacher. Prior to coming to Park, Lisa taught for 15 years in the Buffalo Public Schools. She taught second grade at School 54 for eight years and was a grade 3/4 loop teacher at School 99 for seven years.
Except for three years in northern New Jersey, Lisa has lived her entire life in the Buffalo area. Lisa is the proud mother of two Park School graduates - Ciana '11 and Linnea '13, who both started at Park in first grade.
Lisa holds a Masters Degree in Education as a Reading and Writing Specialist (PK-Grade 12) and a Bachelor of Science Degree in Elementary Education (K-Grade 6), both from the University at Buffalo. She is trained in the Orton-Gillingham Method of teaching reading and writing. In addition, Lisa has had extensive training with the Marilyn Burns method of mathematics instruction.
Lisa has been a licensed wildlife rehabilitator for 12 years. She does most of her wildlife rehabilitation work at the SPCA Serving Erie County. You never know when Lisa may need to bring a batch of baby squirrels, rabbits, opossums, or kittens into the classroom! In addition to her work in the second grade classroom, Lisa shares her love of nature by being the Director of Environmental Education (PK- Grade 12) at Park. She is also the Director of Intervention Services for Lower School Students (PK-Grade 4) and the Co-Coordinator of the Summer Scholars program. Lisa also runs the Lower School Math Club with Upper School math teacher Tammy Giancola.