Mrs. Lisa Gallagher



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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 20 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 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 begin each day with some quiet reading time. We will be doing a lot of reading this year, along with writnig and grammar. Please make sure your student has an agenda to write their assignments in each day. 

I am married to a middle school teacher. He teaches 6th grade math at another middle school. We have an amazing little boy named Connor, who is two and a half. 

If you ever have questions, please email me at