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Lisa Prioleau

National Curriculum and Training Manager

Lisa Prioleau is the National Curriculum and Training Manager. She is an educator by trade. After graduating from The University of Chicago with a Bachelor’s of Arts in Comparative Human Development, she spent a year teaching English in Spain. Upon returning to the States, Lisa went back to school to pursue her Master’s of Arts in Teaching, also from The University of Chicago. She has spent the past decade working as an educator with Chicago Public Schools. During her years in the classroom, she specialized in literacy and social sciences and encouraged students to view learning as a constant cycle. As a Certified Yoga Teacher, Lisa also worked to incorporate mindfulness and restorative practices as normal elements of everyday school life.
Prior to accepting a full time position with SMASH, Lisa had the honor to be a part of the site launch for SMASH x Illinois as their College Success Facilitator. She worked closely with SMASH’s team to pilot the new To + Through curriculum. She has supported Illinois scholars as both a STEM Workshop and To + Through Facilitator. Lisa lives in Chicago with her husband and dog. In her spare time, she reads, exercises, and gardens.

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