Ozarka's spotlight series highlights Education Instructor Lisa Lawrence, one of the college's newer faces.
Lawrence began teaching at Ozarka in August of 2003. She was hired to teach courses in Ozarka's newest degree offering -- associate of arts in teaching. Her classes include introduction to education, K-12 technology and math. Lawrence is also the Student Arkansas Education Association Advisor at Ozarka.
Lawrence has been teaching for 12 years. The last five were spent at Timbo, where she taught ninth through 12th grade math. She has also taught at Newark and Cushman. She is a graduate of Lyon College, where she received a bachelor of arts. Her master's degree is from the University of Central Arkansas in Conway in instructional technology. She also has many graduate hours in math, which, according to Lawrence is her "passion." Her motto is "Technology is the smooch, but math is the passionate kiss!"
Lisa and her family live in Onia, a small community in Stone County. "I love living in Onia. I just enjoy being in the country in the middle of nowhere," Lawrence stated. She and her family like to be outdoors, hunting or fishing together. Her husband, Roger is a purchasing agent for Conestoga in Mountain View. Lawrence enjoys painting and playing piano.
When asked what she likes about working at Ozarka, she responded, "I like everything. "Anytime I need help with something or if I have a question, there is always somebody there to help me with whatever I need."