Lisa Hanifan is a 2018-19 Teach Plus Commonwealth Teaching Policy Fellow. Lisa teaches 1st grade at Linden STEAM Academy in Malden, Massachusetts, where she mentors newly hired teachers and supervises undergraduate education students from Lesley University. Lisa is a member of her school's student support team. Previously, she taught integrated kindergarten and preschool at the Early Learning Center in Malden, where she served on the Early Childhood Task Force. Lisa has been awarded grants to implement flexible seating in her classroom and funding for grade-level field trips. She earned a BA and MS in Health and Human Services and Criminal Justice from Suffolk University and an MEd in Elementary Education from Cambridge College.