Lisa Lyons

Career Objective

To obtain a teaching position that offers the opportunity to enhance student learning and provides opportunities for personal and professional growth.


New Jersey Elementary School Teacher K-8 Standard Certificate

New Jersey Teacher of Students with Disabilities

Pennsylvania Early Childhood

Pennsylvania Special Education

Immaculata University, Immaculata, PA

Special Education Certification, GPA 4.0, April 2009

Richard Stockton College, Pomona, New Jersey

Bachelor of Arts Degree, GPA 3.5 May 2002

Major: Teacher Education

Widener University, Chester, PA

Bachelor of Social Work, May 2000

Major: Social Work Minor: Criminal Justice

Professional Experience

Downingtown Area School District, Downingtown, PA

Kindergarten Autistic Support Aide, 2010-Present

Assisted in collecting data for individual Behavioral Plans and for student assessments and progress monitoring.

Assisted the teacher in developing modifications to meet each student’s abilities.

Implemented a successful crisis management plan for individual students.

Served as the substitute teacher in the Autistic Support classroom multiple times throughout the course of the year.

Substitute Teacher Service, PA

Substitute Teacher, 2009-2010

Provided the service of substitute teacher, ranging from elementary to special education, throughout various locations in Chester and Delaware Counties.

Upper Deerfield Public School, Seabrook New Jersey

Pre-K Teacher, 2003-2005

Taught cooperatively with the special education teacher.

Differentiated instruction with special need students within a regular classroom setting.

Developed and implemented theme-based units of study.