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Lisa's Story

     Chicago native author, Dr. Lisa Richardson Hassler, has been in the field of education for twenty years with degrees in Elementary Education, Online Teaching and Learning, and Educational Leadership. She is state certified in Elementary Education, Educational Leadership, and English Speakers of Other Languages.

     Lisa is an expert on distance education. She has studied, researched, and implemented online teaching theories and methods since 2016. Her strategies have proven positive results in her own classroom. Her experience includes teaching first through fourth grades in public, private, and Montessori schools.

     Hassler is the recipient of the National Louis University 2022 Outstanding Dissertation Award in the category of Advancing Professional Practice. Reviewers commented on the many strengths of her dissertation, particularly her data analysis and the usability and strength of her recommendations. In 2019, she was nominated for the Golden Halo Award by her students and parents for being an inspiring Christian teacher. 

      America’s Embarrassing Reading Crisis: What We Learned From COVID, is Lisa's first book. In August, 2023, she published My weekly Writing Journal, 15 weeks of Writing for Primary Grades. Her previous works include Family Second Language Acquisition and An Evaluation of Virtual School’s Preparation of Second Grade Student’s for Third Grade Reading Proficiency. 

      Currently, Lisa writes an educational blog and produces an educational podcast called The Brighter Side of Education. Lisa lives in Florida with her husband where they are beekeepers and sea turtle patrollers.

To learn more about Lisa's educational journey and background, listen to this podcast episode: Getting Personal With Your Host Dr. Lisa Hassler.

To learn more about Lisa's research and book, listen to her husband, Dr. Gregg Hassler, Jr., interview her on this podcast episode: 

Husband Interviews Host About Her Research and Book: Drs Hassler Have a Convo

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