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Dr. Lisa Ulsh Joins Foothill as Lower School Director

Dr. Lisa Ulsh joins Foothill this week as the new Lower School Director, succeeding Jody Lawshe who retired in July. 

Dr. Ulsh has almost 30 years of teaching and administrative experience in the lower, middle and upper grades, as well as graduate school. She has extensive experience in curriculum development and assessment, science, technology, mathematics and reading and language arts. In her administrative capacities, Dr. Ulsh has led the training and implementation of Readers' and Writers' Workshops and Responsive Classroom; oversaw lower school experiential education programs, led a global travel program for 4th grade students and pioneered Family STEAM Nights as a way of building community and finding authentic ways to connect parents, students and teachers to the curriculum. 

Dr. Ulsh most recently served as Lower School Principal at Colorado Academy, a PK - 12 independent school in Denver.  Prior to Colorado Academy, she served as the Science Department Chair at Westridge School for Girls, a grade 4 - 12 independent school in Pasadena.  In addition to her teaching and leadership roles, Dr. Ulsh was a member of the adjunct faculty in the Teacher Education Department at Claremont Graduate University.  Dr. Ulsh earned her Bachelor's in Psychology, cum laude from Colorado College, and Masters and Ph.D. in Education from Claremont Graduate University.   

A native Coloradoan, Lisa loves the outdoors and pursues a host of activities that include hiking, camping, skiing, and cycling.  She loves to garden, cook and read in her spare time.  She is involved with local and international community organizations that serve children and education.  Lisa has two sons, who live in Oregon and New York, and kitty named Amy who listens to NRP while she's at school.  

We are thrilled to welcome Dr. Ulsh to our Foothill Family!