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Mrs. Lisa Gallagher

Hello to all! My name is Lisa Gallagher, and I am thrilled to be teaching 8th grade ELA at Hickory Ridge Middle School. I have been teaching for 23 years now. I started my teaching career as a 2nd grade teacher in West Virginia. I spent the next 7 years teaching 2nd and 3rd grades. I then moved to Martinsville, Virginia, where I taught 3rd and then 5th grade. My stay in Virginia was short, as life was leading me to the Charlotte area. I got a job teaching middle school in 2010 and I haven't looked back. 

I absolutely love working with middle school students. I am a huge believer in reading every day. My students will have quiet reading time every day. We will be doing a lot of reading this year, along with writing and grammar. Please make sure your student has the following to bring to ELA class every day: binder, paper, pencil, pen, highlighter, colored pencils, composition notebook,  independent reading book. 

I am married to a middle school teacher. He teaches 7th grade math at Harris Road Middle School. We have an amazing little boy named Connor, who is five. 

If you ever have questions, please email me at