Lisa Ohashi

4-8 Computers, 6th Grade Math, IT

Years of teaching: 13



What is your favorite thing about teaching?

Showing students how to use their powers for good, not evil!

Please describe anything unique or interesting in your background that is relevant to the job.

Neither of my parents are native English language speakers, I grew up translating for my grandparents.

Who/what inspired you to become a teacher?

My mother. All my life I have taught, God have always steered me towards teaching.

Who is someone you really admire and why?

My father is my superhero. He came to America with less than $200 speaking very little English, took at job at McDonalds for $1.75 an hour to start a family. Retired after 30 years as Food Safety Coordinator for Northern California, put his wife and children through college; never called in sick, never complained and never made or allowed excuses. He instilled in us a deep respect for our family, work and God

Can you share any favorite quotes?

For it is by grace you have been saved, through faith—and this is not from yourselves, it is the gift of God ~Ephesians 2:8

What is the best advice you have ever heard or received?

Don't waste energy on things you can not change.

"I am happiest when..."

I have new colored lead for my mechanical pencil; a nice new Hi-Polymer eraser; new Moleskine notebooks; and new StarWars legos...


What is the coolest or most important (teaching/learning/educational) trend you see today?

Tell us something that might surprise us about you.

I'm a non-practicing nerd and geek in training.

If you could learn to do anything, what would it be?

Brain Surgery

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