Lisa Richter · Tyson-Schoener Special Education Teacher
Name: Lisa LaRe-Richter
Position: Special Education Teacher at Tyson-Schoener Elementary Retiring on December 31
Grew up in: Millmont section of Reading, Pa.
Family: Husband, Bill, who I’ve been married to for 30-plus years; sons, Seth and Caleb; and dog, Maya
Education: Reading High School graduate – Class of 1981 B.A. in art from Millersville University Elementary Certification and Special Education Master’s degree from Alvernia University
What makes you #RSDproud? Despite the negativity from outside the city toward our students, we have some amazing kids who are doing and are destined to do great things!
Teachers who inspired me: Because I couldn't possibly just choose one -- Sister Maria Rose from St. Anthony's 8th grade. And Michelle Kersikoski and Barbara Lofgren, who retired from Wyomissing and taught me valuable lessons and inspired me to get my teaching credentials. They allowed me to just do my thing in their classrooms and trusted me with their students.
Favorite family tradition: Feast of the Seven Fishes on Christmas Eve
If I had a time machine: I would go back in time so that I could see my dad, my grandparents, and my friend, Ross, just one more time.
My hero is: My son, Caleb. For overcoming every obstacle through perseverance and courage even when professionals doubted him.