Mrs. Lisa DeMali

Instructional Coach

Lisa DeMali - Instructional Coach

Hello, my name is Lisa DeMali, and I this is my fifth year at Evergreen Academy, and I cannot wait to get started!  My role has developed into an instructional and special education coach. This year instead of the classroom I will be pushing in and pulling out at both the elementary and middle school, helping teachers become the best they can be to help students do the same.

My educational background:  I studied for my BS in Psychology at Loyola University and then studied at National Louis for a Master’s in Teaching and a second Master’s in Curriculum and Instruction. I passed the administrative licensure exam and I just completed Special Education certification training this year. I have doctoral work through Loyola University. I am a life-long learner and hope my love of education is infectious.

My family: I am married to my high school sweetheart and share a stepson who turned 15 this summer. Yikes! We all share a home with a fish tank with African cichlids, our 19-year-old cat Cooper and our 1-year-old cat Beansie. We love our family time and hold family dinners sacred where we can catch up and share our lives together. We have a big back porch for gathering and can often be found floating in our silly little blow-up pool!

Responsibilities: Some things I am really looking forward to this year are working on the Data and Curriculum Team, heading the Special Education Team as well as working on some school-wide trainings in SEL and on-boarding new teachers. Most important to me, however, is working to ensure all students can learn through supporting our special needs students.

I look forward to working on the administrative team! 😊