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BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION

Lisa Lilley is a National Board Certified Teacher and the 2010 ACTFL National Language Teacher of the Year for the American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages (ACTFL). She also serves on the ACTFL Board of Directors. Lisa is the International Baccalaureate Middle Years Program Coordinator for the Springfield, Missouri Public Schools. She previously taught Spanish for twenty years. Lisa also served her school district for eight years as the Curriculum Development Committee Chair for world languages and was charged with providing professional development opportunities to over 40 teachers of ASL, French, German, Japanese, Latin and Spanish. She received her bachelor and masters degrees from Drury University in Springfield, Missouri where she has taught a methods course. Lisa has completed study programs in Spain and Mexico and led several student and teacher groups to Costa Rica.

A frequent presenter at local, state, and regional conferences, her sessions have been featured as the “Best of Missouri” and “Central States Conference All-Star”. She has participated in CSCTFL Extension Workshops and their subsequent outreach. Lisa has served as President of the Foreign Language Association of Missouri and a board member of the Central States Conference on the Teaching of Foreign Languages. Lisa also involved with the the IB Educators Network as a site visitor and workshop leader on language acquisition.


Lisa was previously honored as Missouri’s Distinguished Foreign Language Educator, the Central States Conference Teacher of the Year, and a Teacher of the Year finalist in her district. Lisa considers her greatest honor to be the opportunity to open the doors of the world to students through languages.


Lisa may be contacted at sralil@mchsi.com regarding scheduling of presentations, workshops, and keynotes. See Presentations for descriptions.