Ms. Lisa Pearson

Ms. Lisa Pearson

Language and Literature, Team 8.2

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About Me:

I am from San Francisco and love the ocean. I moved to Chicago to earn an MFA from The Theatre School at DePaul University and an MAT in Secondary Education from National Louis University. I share personal stories at Live Lit events around Chicago (Write Club, Voice Box, Writers Read, etc.) I appreciate verbal banter, the beauty of desolate images, photography, and theatre. I definitely do not care for small, cramped spaces or flying insects with stingers. I am most proud of my two amazing children and Jezebel, the goddess of cats.


  • MAT in Secondary Education, English - National-Louis University
  • MFA in Acting - the Theatre School at DePaul University
  • BA in Drama - San Francisco State University
  • BA in Radio and Television - San Francisco State University


  • English, Theatre, and Speech

Year Started

  • 2003


  • Gwendolyn Brooks Middle School, Oak Park, IL
    • Language Arts (grades 6, 7, and 8); Speech, Drama and Debate; Literacy Skills; Creative Writing Workshop; Integrated Studies; Actors' Studio
  • Proviso West High School, Hillside, IL and Proviso East High School, Maywood, IL
    • English (grades 9, 10, 11 and 12); Drama



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