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Teacher Spotlight: Lisa Randazzo

Name: Lisa Randazzo

Grade: Kindergarten

Your background:

I have dual certification for Special Education and General Education. I started as Special Education teacher at Naramake Elementary School in 1991 and moved to Marvin School in 1995 in the same role. In 2006, I became a kindergarten teacher at Marvin.

What do you love about teaching kindergarten?

I enjoy watching my students develop friendships, how eager they are to learn and how excited they get coming to school.

What is your favorite subject or lesson to teach?

Reading is my favorite subject to teach my students because it is new to a lot of them and it is gratifying when they ultimately figure it out.

Who inspired you to become a teacher?

My second grade teacher, Ms. Phillips at Wolfpit School, inspired me to become a teacher. I remember it being the first time that I really enjoyed going to school every day.

A fun fact about you!

My fun fact is that I am an avid baseball fan.

We know how hard teachers are working in this unprecedented year. What has been your biggest learning or success this year?

This year my greatest struggle and success are learning how to teach through the use of technology.

Thank you, Mrs. Randazzo, for ALL you do for our Marvin students!

What we love about Mrs. Randazzo!

"I don’t just feel lucky, I know my child was strategically placed with Mrs. Randazzo for his kindergarten year. She created a positive, structured classroom setting. That pairing alone is noteworthy enough. She served up so much more that. Beyond the parent support and insightful two-way sharing of information, Mrs. Randazzo provided my little guy with individualized attention, genuine care for his social-emotional needs, and empathetic patience. All the while, she nurtured his interests in reading and math. He continues to flourish. Mrs. Randazzo, thank you for IT ALL."

- Paige Laverty, Marvin parent

"Mrs. Randazzo is the nicest teacher ever! She was my first teacher at Marvin and she always let us have so much fun!"

- LJ Restrepo, former student and current Marvin first grader

"When I dropped off my daughter on her very first day of school, I was a bundle of nerves. Mrs. Randazzo noticed right away, and even though the room was full of parents and children, she spent a moment reassuring me that my daughter was in good hands. Mrs. Randazzo is an incredible teacher and we were lucky to have her."

- Jessica Braz, Marvin parent

"Mrs. Randazzo is a fun teacher. She taught me how to read!"

- Alexandra Ruiz, former stud

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