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About Lisa Winkler

LisaWinkler.jpgLisa Winkler was a journalist (Danbury News-Times, Ct), before becoming a teacher, and continues to write for professional journals.  She has written several study guides for Penguin Books and writes for Education Update, a newspaper based in New York City. She has interviewed many authors, college presidents, and scientists. Lisa wrote "The Kentucky Derby's Forgotten Jockeys" for Smithsonian Magazine's website. (April, 2009). Two of her essays have been published in book anthologies; one forWisdom of Our Mothers, (Familia Books)  and the other in "College Search and Parent Rescue:  Essay for Parents by Parents of College-Going Students."  (St. Martin's Press).
Lisa Winkler was a middle school Language Arts teacher for more than 10 years and has just completed a five year grant position under No Child Left Behind in Newark, NJ public schools.    She has three children, two daughters-in law, two grandsons, and one granddaughter. Lisa is an avid cyclist, knitter, cook, and reader. She love theater, museums, and yoga.

Recent Entries

"Art Rocks the School"
Madeline Taylor looked at the group of students preparing to pirouette across the gym floor. Pointing to one boy, she…
Bullying & Books
Imagine this conversation: "What did you do in school today?" "Reading, gym, Spanish, bullying." Anti-bullying is the latest curriculum addition,…
Banned Book Week: Huck, Jem, Harry, & Tango
What do Huck Finn, Jem Finch, and Harry Potter have in common? They're three teenage boys in books that have…
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