Degrees and Certifications:

Mrs. Lisa Rish

3rd Grade

Self  Contained Teacher



I have been teaching for many years. I began teaching in Trussville in 2006.  This is my third year teaching third grade at CES.   I have previously taught second grade at TCS and toddlers and a 4th - 6th grade combined class at a Montessori school. 

I have always loved school and learning, but, it was my daughter, Hannah, who led me to my teaching profession.  She was born 4 months premature.  I was told that she would not be able to achieve.  I became Hannah's advocate and learned that she could achieve. As I worked with Hannah, I began to wonder about all of the other students that may be being told that they "can't".  I decided to go back to school so that I could help those students as well.

I have an undergraduate degree in Economics and an M.B.A.  I am a certified Montessori Teacher.  I have an Education Master's degree and am certified to teach grades K - 6.  I also have an EDS in Teacher Leadership.  

I love learning about my students and delight in finding unique ways to help them achieve!



I love teaching!  When I was a little girl, I taught all my stuffed animals.  My dad built me a playhouse to conduct my lessons.  I still use stuffed animals to help me teach.  

When at home, I enjoy spending time with my family.  I am married with two children.  My son is a professional who uses math/physics and computer programming as a government contractor.  He lives in Huntsville with his wife and my two grand dogs.  My daughter works as a Certified Nursing Assistant in Huntsville.  She is getting married in November.  She lives with my beautiful grandcat. My family also includes furry children.  I have two amazing dogs.  You will hear lots of stories about CiCi and Nori! 

I love camping, gardening, reading and exploring the world!  Our garden includes a fish pond and stream.  Many goldfish and koi reside in the pond. 

In the classroom, or in a State Park - I love to wonder, question and learn.  I get excited each time I learn something new!  My goal is to pass this excitement about learning onto my students.  Learning should fill your mind with knowledge and joy.