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Lisa Putnam

Position: Curriculum Director & Instructional Coach

Year Started at Riverside: 1995

Educational Background:

Irwin Community High School

Northwest Missouri State University: Associate Degree in Early Childhood Education

Buena Vista University: Bachelors Degree Elementary Education

Morningside College: Masters Degree in Special Education


What I love about my job: 

When I was in the classroom, I loved working with students who struggled with academics and/or behavior. I now work with teachers and have learned so much from being in their classrooms. There are great teachers at Riverside, and I enjoy the collaboration opportunities I have with them.


Why I chose Riverside: 

My own children attended Riverside, and I saw the excellent education they received. I knew and loved the elementary principal at the time and also many of the teachers. I really wanted the opportunity to teach with and learn from them.


What makes me PROUD to be a Bulldog:

I love the sense of community at Riverside. Everyone works together to create a positive and nurturing environment in which teachers and students can learn and grow. I also love that teachers and students are recognized for their efforts and accomplishments!