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    Name: Mrs. Lisa McPherson
    Grade: 1
    Section: 1D
    Building Phone: 412-635-4101
    My husband and I are blessed to have 2 beautiful girls.  We also added a black lab to our family - 3 1/2   year old "Willow" is quite a handful!  We love to spend time together camping, fishing, playing soccer (In House, Travel and Cup) and swimming. We also love to watch our black and gold teams - we will not miss a Pens game (we all have our favorite players), and a typical Steeler Sunday consists of the game, wings and family. Yes, we also LOVE to HATE some teams as well... The Capitals and Ravens rank right up there, along with the Patriots and Flyers.
    I am an avid reader, and always spend the summer catching up on my favorite authors new releases.   I've finished Cassandra Clare's The Mortal Instruments series, as well as her Infernal Devices trilogy,  The Hunger Games trilogy, Divergent series, The Maze Runner series and The Twilight Saga (for the second time).  Several "new finds" in the favorite author category are Erica Stevens, Jesse Donovan, JR Ward, John Patrick Kennedy and Bella Forrest.  Kristen Hannah is also a favorite author of mine - my home bookshelf is fully stocked with her books.  My goal for this summer is to finish the final  book in the Wicked series.  I am always looking to add to my long book list of must-reads, so suggestions are welcome.  I LOVE to read, read, read!  I do have to say I am thoroughly addicted to my Kindle...

    Being a North Allegheny graduate, it is my pleasure to return to the district as an employee.  Currently, I am in my 19th year with NA.  After working at Peebles Elementary in K-2 for 2 years, and then Franklin Elementary in Kindergarten for 6 years, I have found my home at McKnight Elementary.  This is my 11th year at McKnight teaching 1st grade. 
    District Activities: NAFT Building Representative; Staff Development Instructor: Interactive Read-Alouds and Marzano Trainer; GOAL Curriculum Review Committee
     Undergraduate: Duquesne University, B.S. Elementary Education
    Post Graduate Work: Indiana Wesleyan; AIU; Pa Governor's School, Colorado State University
Last Modified on August 22, 2017