Title: Educator (Retired)
Company: Wayne Board of Education
Location: Williamsburg, Virginia, United States
Lisa Kristjuhan Woo, Retired Educator at the Wayne Board of Education, has been recognized by Marquis Who’s Who Top Educators for dedication, achievements, and leadership.
Ms. Woo began her academic endeavors at the University of Dayton, where she acquired a Bachelor of Arts in child psychology. She continued to receive a Master of Arts in Special Ed, Emotionally Disturbed and Socially Maladjusted from the University of Northern Colorado, and followed with continuing education that was done principally at William Patterson University in Wayne, NJ. It also where she worked for the last 17 years in education. In the early days of her journey to professional success, she started her career teaching special education at Ft. Pierce Elementary in St. Lucie County, FL. After relocating to NJ, she served as a reading teacher in Middlesex Elementary, a Special Education middle school teacher in Lincoln Park, a traveling Computer Teacher in Morristown and as an English teacher in Budd Lake, before settling in as a traveling computer teacher in the Wayne Schools in Wayne, NJ, for 8 years. She then transferred into a third-grade classroom, where she spent the rest of her teaching career. While in this role, she served as a union representative for the school, Pines Lake, and helped negotiate the last contract before she retired.
Outside of her primary endeavors, Ms. Woo spent eight years writing her community newsletters. They were a hit among all readers, as they included various interviews, humor pieces, and interesting stories. As a result of her hard work, the paper was awarded the Best Community Newsletter Award from the State of Virginia. As a result of her passion for education, Ms. Woo additionally participated as a union representative for the Pines Lake School in Wayne, Indiana. She attributes her success to her consistently positive attitude. In the future, she plans to continue writing, investing and traveling. Moreover, Ms. Woo looks forward to spoiling her grandchildren as much as possible once she retires.
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