Lisa Hellman

Lisa Hellman
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Lisa was born and raised on Long Island, NY. She graduated with a bachelor’s degree from SUNY New Paltz with a concentration in Fine Arts. Lisa has worked for Conde Nast Publications, and in the Stock Photography industry, licensing intellectual properties. She moved down to Florida with her husband, two kids, two cats, and a dog in 2004. Four years later her last daughter was born, and since then, they have made Odessa their home for the past 14 years. After taking a seven-year hiatus from the corporate world, to stay home with her children, she returned to work as a substitute teacher, thinking she would do that part-time since she loved teaching her own kids over the years, as they developed and grew. Little did she know, she’d become a certified elementary school teacher for the next 13 years! During her time away from school, she enjoys spending time with family and doing things around her community. Lisa loves spending time with her friends as well, enjoying a glass of wine and having great conversations! She loves the outdoors and the beach, as this is her haven. Lisa enjoys the arts and dabbles in pottery, drawing and crafting.

Do You Pay Out Money for Grades?

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Leaving the Teaching Profession – A Bittersweet Goodbye

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An 11-year old’s Favorite Summer Staycations

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17 Simple Fun Art Activities for Kids This Summer

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Having Boundaries and Saying No

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The Musings of a Misfit Mom, Older Mom

OK, so I'm not really sure how many moms out there can identify with my story, but I'm going to tell it anyway. I am a misfit Mom. This sounds self-deprecating... and in a...

Students and Families Enjoy Read Across America Week 2019

Read Across America is a fun initiative to promote reading, created by the National Education Foundation. The focus is to create the love of reading and to create diverse readers. It’s a great opportunity...

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Is My Child Strong-Willed? Chapter 18

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Easy Tips for How to Keep to Your Holiday Budget

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