Range View Elementary
an IB World School
2nd Grade Teacher
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Professional: My name is Lisa Turk, and this will be my 10th year as an elementary teacher, which is actually my second career. I was in the field of sports medicine for about 10 years before getting licensed as an elementary teacher. I earned a B.S. in Athletic Training from the University of North Dakota, and a M.Ed. in Educational Administration from Arizona State University. I worked in the Sports Medicine Department at ASU for 5 years, and also at the University of Illinois for 4 years, coordinating the evaluation, treatment and rehab of injuries for various sports teams, and taught courses in the exercise science departments at both universities.
We moved to Colorado in 2005, and I worked at Berthoud High School for 2 years as their athletic trainer while I finished my teaching certificate. I taught 5th, 3rd, and Kindergarten over the course of 6 years at Madison Elementary in Greeley, and then 1st grade at Resurrection Christian School in Loveland for 3 years.
Personal: My husband Jim, our son Jon (5th grade) and I live in Windsor. We love animals, and have 3 dogs, a cat, a turtle, and a hamster. I like the outdoors, hiking, camping, photography, reading, and spending time with my family. I am a vegetarian, and love to travel.
Why I teach: Sports Medicine was my passion ever since high school. While at Arizona State, I met a young man who was a real inspiration to me. He went on to play in the NFL, and gave up a multi-million dollar contract to join the army and do something more important with his life than playing a game. When he was killed in Afghanistan, it challenged me to clarify my mission in life. I wanted to do something that would make a true difference, and felt called into teaching. I love impacting kids' lives, helping them to develop a lifelong passion for learning and following their dreams.
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