Lisa Kingsbury recently completed her 22nd year in education. She holds a Bachelor’s Degree in English Literature and both a Multiple Subjects teaching credential and a Single Subject Teaching Credential in English. Additionally, she holds a Masters of Arts degree in English Literature from Holy Names College in Oakland.
She began her teaching career at Half Moon Bay High School as an English teacher, where she taught for one year. After a move to Contra Costa County, she spent twenty-one years teaching, first at Antioch High School then Dozier-Libbey Medical High School, where she taught English 12 CP and AP Literature and Composition, and was the advisor for yearbook, newspaper and student leadership. Lisa also served as an Adjunct Instructor teaching College Composition at Los Medanos Community College in Pittsburg for eight years. She has held multiple leadership positions in education including English Department Chair, Antioch Unified District Common Core Assessment Committee and Curriculum Council, WASC Focus Group Leader, Scholarship and Graduation Committee Member, BTSA Mentor, and master teacher to several student teachers.
Lisa is an expert in integrated curriculum development having first hand experience in creating highly effective small learning communities. In the 1990s, she received two Contra Costa County IMPACT II Awards for her work in integrated curriculum before her school district even began their work with academies and pathways. She champions integrated projects, a team approach to student intervention, shared grading practices, and other successful collaboration models. In her work at Dozier-Libbey, she and her senior team created nine integrated projects that showcased the school’s vision and helped to secure a California Distinguished School award and Linked Learning certification. She has a passion for teaching and a thirst to know more and do more.
She was honored as a Secondary Teacher of the Year through the Warren Eukel Teacher Trust in 1998, received her National Board certified teacher in Adolescence and Young Adulthood/English Language Arts in 2003, awarded a Mary Allen Fellows Award in 2009, and was the Antioch Unified District’s 2013-2014 Teacher of the Year – Runner Up.