Dr. Lisa comes to BASIS Independent Brooklyn with a Ph.D. from the University of Pennsylvania and countless accolades and publications. Previously, Dr. Lisa instructed AP English Language to students in the Potomac, MD school district—one known for its distinction in education. In addition to experience in the secondary school setting, Dr. Lisa has taught at many universities including Howard University in the District of Columbia, Rhodes University in South Africa, and Tsinghua University in China.
In addition to her academic publications, Dr. Lisa published several children’s books (under Lisa Maria Burgess). Her children’s literature emphasizes language and expression. Dr. Lisa finds the beauty in every language and her travels have encouraged her to seek what makes an adventure a unique literary experience.
She is eager to establish herself in New York after living abroad and in various U.S. cities. After attending a BASIS Independent Brooklyn Open House, Dr. Lisa found that she was attracted to the BASIS Independent Schools model that promotes international standards of excellence.