EDCOE Team Member Spotlight - Lisa Boyle

EDCOE Team Member Spotlight - Lisa Boyle

12:30 PM - May 05, 2021

Briefly describe your background (where you grew up, family, why you came to work for EDCOE).

I grew up in El Dorado County on a ranch in Fair Play where we had crops, livestock, and horses. After graduating from El Dorado High School, I left for college where I received my teaching credential and met my husband of forty years. We have two children and three grandchildren. I came to work for EDCOE after being invited to observe the campus and get to know the students, staff, and the type of educational support available to the students. I was hooked!

What is your department, title, and how long have you worked for EDCOE?

I have worked at Charter College and Career Prep as a teacher for 25 years.

Describe how your role helps support programs/schools/students directly or indirectly.

As a teacher at CCP I have the opportunity with all of the staff to create an educational environment in which the students want to come to school and learn. We provide multiple resources, programs, and opportunities for them to become motivated, have success, and set goals for themselves. 

What are you and your team doing to support education during COVID-19?

We provide a safe and healthy school environment by following COVID-19 Protocols. Our Hybrid Model includes Distance Learning; small group In-Class instruction; small group On-Campus support (Cohorts); and the Independent Study Program. We provide contact with students and families through ParentSquare, phone calls, emails, mail, and on-campus connections. Students who are on campus have breakfast and lunch available. We also provide meal boxes and clothing for students that need them. Home deliveries are made as appropriate.

What do you most appreciate about your department/team?

Our team is dedicated to our students in fulfilling their educational needs; as well as providing the one-on-one assistance in connecting them to resources, support, and accommodations. Our team of educators are compassionate, hard workers, keen problem-solvers, and most importantly – our students know how much we care about them and feel comfortable coming to us to assist them.

What is your proudest moment at EDCOE? Why?

Becoming a teacher at Charter College and Career Prep. It is an amazing journey of working with students, teachers, administrators, and all of EDCOE to create successes and opportunities for the students. Being a part of a student’s growth as an individual, educational success, and as a productive citizen is both rewarding and an honor.  

What do you like to do in your spare time?

My husband and I love spending time with our children and grandchildren, exploring beautiful sites, and hiking. I also enjoy photography, reading, and writing.

What is something many people may not know about you?

Running was a passion of mine for years. It allowed me to travel and have some amazing experiences that influenced me, and my life, in so many positive ways.

If you could meet anyone in the world, living or deceased, who would it be and why?

Having the opportunity to meet my great grandmother Hopkins. I would love to talk with her about her family and their experiences as early settlers. She and her family settled in Oklahoma in the 1800’s. The joys, challenges, and daily life stories would be fascinating and it would be a heartwarming connection to the past.

From supervisor, Maria Osborne, Principal II, Charter College & Career Prep:

Lisa is integral to our program in so many ways. Her influence reaches far beyond the classroom. Lisa’s kindness within our school community is noteworthy as is her steadfast belief that all children deserve a bright future. I, and so many others, seek her counsel. What I admire most is that she does not underestimate her power to make a positive difference every day.

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