Lisa Baldo received her Bachelor of Science degree in Psychology from Virginia Tech. She continued her education at Averett College, University of Virginia, and Lynchburg College, earning additional certifications in Elementary Education K-6, Special Education K-12, and Mathematics. She began her career in the Virginia public school system as a special education teacher for grades K-5. After moving to Mt. Pleasant in 1998, she taught K-4 preschool for several years. In 2004, her family returned to Virginia, where she taught third grade, until they moved to Mount Pleasant in 2007, where she worked as a special education teacher in high school math and English classes.
Recently, Lisa has worked as a special education lead teacher/department chair and as a 504 Coordinator. She is knowledgeable of Individual Education Plans (IEPs) and 504 Plans, as well as IDEA and Section 504 procedures and policies. She is experienced in conducting educational evaluations and observations, and developing behavior intervention plans. Lisa has been a member of numerous school support teams, which provide strategies and interventions for struggling learners. She has also led staff development in tiered levels of classroom support, differentiated instruction, and IEP/504 compliance.
Lisa has more than twenty years of experience in the field of education, teaching students with various learning difficulties and unique challenges including Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder, Autism Spectrum Disorder, Specific Learning Disorders (Dyslexia, Dysgraphia, Dyscalculia), Anxiety Disorders, Visual and Auditory Processing Disorders, and Executive Functioning challenges. She loves working with students to help them understand their learning differences and develop strategies to be successful in school and life.