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 21 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 writing 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 7th grade math at another middle school. We have an amazing little boy named Connor, who is three. 

If you ever have questions, please email me at