LISA FEGEN, HEAD HONCHO:email@example.com
Lisa has been in education for 17 years and counting and believes in a holistic approach to educating students which addresses their academic, social, and emotional needs. Prior to launching Raising the Bar as a fulltime venture, she taught middle school science and was honored to receive the Lanier MS Teacher of the Year award during the 2007-2008 school year. Lisa started RTB to help provide creative, unique instruction for the kids as well as design programs for parents to help keep them actively involved in their kidsí lives Ė many times parents want to be involved, but as kids get older, itís difficult for parents to know how to best support them. As evidenced by her lengthy work with middle schoolers, Lisa loves to live dangerously: she ran with the bulls in Pamplona and wants to hike Machu Picchu in Peru. She is also hooked on Pinterest and her guilty pleasure, Judge Judy!
MIKEY KEATING SMITH, CHIEF OF COMMUNICATIONS
Mikey comes from a family of teachers Ė her mother, father, and sister are all educators! She has worked as an educator in three different states and taught almost every grade level, from kindergarten through high school, in addition to working as a literacy coach, principal and an instructional specialist. Mikey has a Bachelorís Degree in Journalism with a minor in American Studies from Penn State, and a Master's Degree in Education Administration from Lamar University. She is also a Dyslexia Specialist, and has created curriculum for and taught classes on cooking, etiquette, and all facets of the writing process. Currently, Mikey works from home as a writer and education consultant while taking care of her adorable baby Lucy! When she has time, Mikey enjoys cooking, traveling, running, and watching mindless television on Bravo.