Lisa Thompson G’94 named 2015 Elon University School of Education Alumna of the Year

The Elon alumna serves as the Alamance-Burlington School System's Curriculum Specialist for Elementary Literacy.

Lisa Thompson G’94 and Associate Professor Richard Mihans
Lisa Thompson G’94, Alamance-Burlington Schools Curriculum Specialist for Elementary Literacy, was named the 2015 Distinguished Alumna of the Year for the School of Education at Elon University.

Thompson earned her Master of Elementary Education from Elon University in 1994. She has served on the university’s Elementary Education Advisory Board and currently serves on the Teacher Education Committee and on the search committee for the new dean for the College of Education.

Thompson has been involved in the development of a K-12 Writing Core Team partnership between Elon University and the Alamance-Burlington School System that began three years ago. In that time, 60 ABSS teachers in grades K-12 have collaborated with Elon University School of Education faculty members Steve Braye and Richard Mihans on best practices of writing instruction and development. The team also helped in the development of teacher resources and rubrics related to the Writing Common Core Standards.

The award was presented by Mihans, who chairs the Department of Education, at the School of Education’s annual award ceremony held May 7.