Lisa Wrest

A Glimpse Into My Life

Who Am I?

My name is Lisa Wrest. I was born, raised, and still reside in Tulsa, OK. I am the proud aunt of two amazing nephews (18 and 12) and one awesome niece (10). I recently became a full time caregiver for my grandfather who is in the early stages of dementia. In my free time, which is scarce these days I love to read, take vacations especially near the ocean, and spend time with family and friends. Some of my favorite shows include NCIS, Criminal Minds, and The Blacklist. I also love to listen to many different genres of music but my favorite genre is country and some of my favorite artists are the oldies like George Jones, Waylon Jennings, and Merle Haggard but am ABSOLUTELY in love with anything George Strait and Tim McGraw.
Tim McGraw - Live Like You Were Dying (Official Music Video)

Education

I graduated from Tulsa Central High School, Tulsa, OK


Obtained my B.S. in Elementary Education from Oklahoma State University, Stillwater, OK

GO POKES!!!!


National Board Certified Teacher- Early Childhood Education


Currently working towards M.S. in Educational Technology - School Library Media at Oklahoma State University

Career

I am an elementary school teacher in Tulsa, OK. I am beginning my 18th year in education and have taught kindergarten (9 yrs), 1st (3 yrs) and 3rd grade (5 yrs). This year I moved from the classroom into the library and am really looking forward to this new experience in my career.

Take Aways

As I am working through this class I am hoping to gain insights on incorporating technology into my classroom, providing resources for our teachers to use, and to help make their learning in the classroom more meaningful without bogging teachers down as just one more thing they have to do with their students.