NAME: Lisa Denomme
SCHOOL: Sterling Heights High School
CLASS: AP English Lang & Comp; English 12
SCHOOL PHONE: 586-825-2700 x. 14601
You will find that I am a fairly open person, so if you ever have any questions--whether they are about me, the material we are studying, or life in
general--please feel free to ask.
I graduated from Warren Mott High School in 1994 and received a Presidential Award to Wayne State University, where
I received my Bachelor of Science Degree in Secondary Education with a major in English and a minor in Speech.
I continued my education at Saginaw Valley State University where I earned a Master's Degree in Secondary Education.
I have been teaching English at SHHS since 1999. I also taught Drama and directed plays for the first twelve years before
budget cuts forced the district to cut the program. You will find, however, that I enjoy the theater and find ways to
incorporate it into my classroom. :)
I have been married for eighteen years and have a nine-year-old son, Austin, about whom you will hear many stories
because he is just so stinking cute! He plays piano and is a competitive gymnast, so my day-to-day life is often
consumed by his activities.
I spend my summers hanging out with my son, scrapbooking, and taking Zumba classes (they are an excellent form
of exercise, and I highly recommend them!). I also am an avid reader (shocking, huh?); I read every night before going
to bed, and I am always looking for suggestions.
I also have several idiosyncracies that you will learn quickly on your own, but if you want to know them now,
here they are:
*I have thankfully broken my addiction to Coke Slurpees, but I wouldn't object to one here and there (hint, hint)
*I have several pet peeves, but the top ones are rudeness, incorrect use of the word "like," disrespect,
*I am strangely obsessed with Snoopy
*I am very close to my family. My mother was born and raised in Belgium, and we recently returned from our second
family trip...I'm very proud of my cultural heritage (did you know that The Smurfs and "french" fries are
both Belgian creations?). I have even included a few of the pictures from my European vacation (which
included Belgium and Paris), so feel free to glance through them in the Photo Gallery tab.
*I have a terrible voice, but I sing often, so be warned!
*I am insecure to a fault
*I LOVE MY JOB!
As an educator, I believe that all students can learn, demonstrate concern for others, and choose to act responsibly in
the classroom. My goals as a teacher are to help all students learn to the best of their abilities, become responsible citizens,
and work effectively with others. I believe that it is each student’s responsibility to make our classroom one where everyone
feels safe and free from the threat of ridicule or teasing. I work with the students to create an environment that encourages
mutual respect, cooperation, and constructive criticism while still allowing the students a sense of freedom.