Lisa O’Malley

“Chop! Chop!" are the words you may hear Lisa O'Malley bellowing as she leads GCCS students through Manhattan, Boston, or at the source of the Genesee River during in-depth field work. Among other things, our curriculum specialist is responsible for assisting teachers in the planning and implementation of quality fieldwork that directly relates to the content of classroom expeditions. She also facilitates expedition planning and professional development, and provides instructional coaching for teachers.

Lisa is native to Rochester and has remained local throughout her life. After graduating from Fairport High School, she attended SUNY Geneseo obtaining a B.S. in Elementary Education. Her Master’s Degree in Education is from Nazareth College. Lisa’s career began in Rochester City School District where she taught 4th through 6th grades for ten years. After the birth of her third child, Lisa left the full-time work of the classroom to care for her children and to work part-time facilitating Curriculum and Standards workshops for first year teachers in Rochester schools. Lisa has been the Curriculum Specialist at GCCS since the school opened in 2001.

 All four of Lisa's grown children attended GCCS. In her spare time she enjoys yoga and cycling as well as socializing with friends.

Curriculum Specialist
Position Type: 
Administrative Staff
Phone Number: 
(585) 271-4552 x463
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