Mrs. Lisa Rish



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Mrs. Lisa Rish

3rd Grade

Math and Science Teacher



I have been teaching for many years. I began teaching in Trussville in 2006.  I am so excited to focus on third-grade math and science this year! I have previously taught second grade at TCS and toddlers and a 4th - 6th grade combined class at a Montessori school. 

I have always loved school and learning, but, it was my daughter, Hannah, who led me to my teaching profession.  She was born 4 months premature.  I was told that she would not be able to achieve.  I became Hannah's advocate and learned that she could achieve. As I worked with Hannah, I began to wonder about all of the other students that may be being told that they "can't".  I decided to go back to school so that I could help those students as well. 

I love learning about my students and delight in finding unique ways to help them achieve!



I love teaching!  When I was a little girl, I taught all my stuffed animals.  My dad built me a playhouse to conduct my lessons.  I still use stuffed animals to help me teach.  

When at home, I enjoy spending time with my family.  I am married with two children.  My son is a senior in college (double major math/physics & double minor chemistry/computer science).  My daughter is a recent graduate.  She currently works and is pursuing her secondary ed degree in hopes to teach Language Arts to middle and high school students. My family also includes furry children.  I have three dogs and one cat.  

I love camping with my family, gardening, reading and exploring the world!  Our garden includes a fish pond and stream.  Many goldfish and koi reside in the pond. 

In the classroom, or in a State Park - I love to wonder, question and learn.  I get excited each time I learn something new!  My goal is to pass this excitement about learning onto my students.  Learning should fill your mind with knowledge and joy.