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Meet staff member Lisa Gallagher

Photo of Barringer Road teacher Lisa GallagherHi! My name is Lisa Gallagher. I teach third grade at Barringer Road Elementary School and have worked in Ilion and Central Valley school districts for 26 years.

What do you like best about what you do?

 I love being with the students every day. Watching them learn and grow is very rewarding.

What event here at Central Valley CSD has made/makes a difference to you personally and in your career? 

I am so impressed by the way everyone at Central Valley supports a cause. Everyone bands together to help one another.

Where are you involved outside of school and what do you like best about it?

When my kids were in high school, I was very involved in the music and drama department activities. I still like to be involved as much as I can.

What former jobs have you held?

When I was a teenager, I worked at Burger King and Howard Johnson’s as a waitress. I also babysat a lot!

Where were you educated?

I attended Herkimer County Community College and SUNY Oswego for my undergraduate degrees and SUNY Cortland for my Masters degree.

Where have you lived?

When I  was in grade school I lived in Western New York and moved to the Mohawk Valley in high school.

If you could do anything on a weekend, what would you do?

I would attend a yoga class and check out the farmers’ markets. I would also go out to lunch with my husband and kids.

What book and/or author are you currently reading?

I love Laura Lippman books and just finished her latest book When I’m Gone.

If we were to listen to your iPod or sound system, what would be playing?

My favorite artist is Bruce Springsteen. I have seen him in concert many times.

What is your favorite television show/movie/actor?

 I love many TV shows but my favorite has to be Law and Order.

If you could go anywhere in the world, where would you go and why?

 I would go to a house we rent on Fourth Lake in the Adirondacks. It is the most peaceful place to me.

What one thing would you share that people might not know about you?

I love Syracuse basketball and attend as many games as I can with my husband.