Lisa Pincombe is from Duluth, Minnesota. She graduated from the University of Wisconsin- Superior with a Bachelor of Sciences degree in Education and a Specialization in Reading and Writing. Lisa worked at the Fond Du Lac Ojibwe School in Cloquet, MN as a 3rd/4th grade classroom teacher, 4th, 5th, 6th grade classroom teacher, and a remedial math and language arts pull-out teacher for grades Kindergarten – 12th. She also founded the first inner-city Bureau of Indian Affairs Gifted and Talented program. Lisa has created curriculum to adapt to individual students and their cultural backgrounds to gain the prior knowledge needed for pre-reading skills. Lisa also taught at a private school in Rockford, Illinois for 15 years, serving as a Kindergarten classroom teacher, a remedial teacher for math and language arts, as well as a high school level English teacher.
Lisa’s teaching experience has involved serving a variety of students with Autism Spectrum Disorder, Attention Deficit hyperactivity Disorder, Anxiety disorders, depression, obsessive compulsive disorder, down syndrome, seeing and hearing impairment, because of stress or nutritional deficiencies, chemical and substance abuse and a broad array of learners. Lisa believes in teaching students problem solving skills, and life-skills that lead to responsible decision-making and life-long learning. She also believes in cultivating a “growth” mindset in students that encourages them to thrive on challenges and see failures as a springboard for growthing their existing abilities. Lisa brings joy and energy to her sessions and loves helping students in the 1:1 setting gain the confidence they need to be successful learners in all areas.
In her free time Lisa loves to travel, write, plan social events, spend time with her family and friends, and take time to enjoy the shores of beautiful Lake Superior.