Lisa Saunders, Fifth Grade Teacher, Bicentennial Elementary School, Nashua, New Hampshire
Lisa Saunders was part of New Hampshire PLT’s Connecting Schools to People and Places program, which began in 2007 and helped develop an outdoor classroom, among many other initiatives. She is known for her innovative and effective strategies to teach students about water systems. She has been a strong advocate for PLT through her role on a district team to align curriculum with state standards, and several PLT activities are now a part of the K-5 district science curriculum. Lisa has also been part of a Math Science Partnership cohort to bring PLT and other environmental education programs into the classroom.
“Lisa’s approach to science and environmental education is empowering. The lessons in her classroom extend to the community as a whole, changing attitudes and lifelong behaviors.”
– Kyle Langille, Principal, Bicentennial Elementary School, Nashua, New Hampshire
Lisa was named National PLT Outstanding Educator Honoree in 2015.