About Mrs. Lisa King...
Position: Gifted Kindergarten
I am beyond excited to be part of original WGA kindergarten team. I have been married for 28 years and have 5 fantastic children who are 25, 24, 22, 20 and 10. In my free time, I enjoy hanging out with my family, reading LOTS of books, playing the piano, and creating. This year will be filled with many opportunities to build on both academic and social and emotional growth that will inspire motivation, curiosity, creativity and a love of learning that will last. I look forward to working together to make WGA an amazing place to learn and grow.
My Education and Professional BackgroundWelcome!
Teaching is quite simply what I love. I have been teaching for over 20 years and it rarely seems like work. I have degrees in Early Childhood Education, Elementary Education from BYU and my Masters Degree in Gifted Education from ASU. I began teaching in first grade in Utah, taught Kindergarten for 5 years in Bellevue, Nebraska, first grade math and reading at New Vistas Academy in Chandler, Pre-k for 5 years in CUSD and Kindergarten at KGA for 2 years prior to coming to WGA. I never give up the chance to learn something new. I take every class I can get my hands on and love to learn from those around me. I enjoy writing curriculum and most recently have written a summer school program for an educational consulting company.
My Educational Philosophy
One thing that stands true through the course of my life and career is the power of respect. From my very first day in the classroom I have understood the importance of respecting the people that I work with no matter their age or background. I embrace a classroom environment where all are comfortable trying new things, expressing new ideas and even making mistakes. We all have strengths and weaknesses, the beauty in learning comes when we learn together. We are a team. And it is only together that we can ask the questions, find the answers and achieve our greatest personal success.
The Choice is Yours! Why Choose Weinberg Gifted Academy?
I have taught for more years than I haven't. When I began teaching at WGA it finally felt like home. This is a place where people come to learn. Teachers, administrators, staff members, parents and members of the community work together to help our students achieve success. Whether it is academic or social, nothing beats the feeling of success. WGA is simply the best.