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Academic Degree(s) Held

California State University, Fullerton: Bachelor of Arts degree in American Studies with an emphasis in English

California State University, Fullerton: Master's in Education and Multiple-Subject Teaching Credential


Certifications

National Board Teacher Certification

Bible Colloquy, Concordia University

Gifted and Talented Education 

Teacher Leadership Certification

CalTeach Mentor/Beginning Teacher Support Provider


Mrs. Lisa Tarkoff has been a teacher and administrator at RHLS since 2003. A fellow of the UCI Writing Project since 2008, her main goal as an educator is to foster a love of learning in her students by engaging them in motivating, real-world learning activities that stimulate them to higher levels of critical thinking, creativity, communication, and collaboration. At the same time, she loves to guide students in seeing how God reveals Himself in every subject in order to strengthen their Christian Worldview. 


She has delivered numerous, research-based professional development presentations to educators in both public and private schools throughout Southern California. Her work with Project-Based Learning has been featured in these books: Thinking Tools for Young Readers and Writers: Strategies to Promote Higher Literacy in Grades 2–8 and Helping English Learners to Write: Meeting Common Core Standards, Grades 6–12. Her commitment to professional development greatly advances teacher and student growth at RHLS. 


Most recently, she was recognized as one of the Top 25 Teachers of Orange County by Parenting Magazine and a finalist for Orange County Department of Education Teacher of the Year.