Lisa Woodward

Middle School Learning Specialist

“I have an inherent passion for teaching every child and see it as a personal journey in helping each child to experience success.”
A native of New Zealand, Lisa has an extensive background and is passionate about progressive education and inclusion. Before moving to the US in 2020, Lisa taught Mandarin in Auckland, as well as musical theatre and Kapahaka, a New Zealand cultural dance. She is known for her boundless energy both inside and outside the classroom. FCS is the 12th school Lisa has worked at, and is now entering her eighth year here. Her many interests include drama, music, sports, fitness, and the outdoors.


University of Canterbury, B.Ed.
Massey University, B.Ed.
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Located in College Park, MD, Friends Community School is a progressive Quaker K-8 day school, founded on the belief that every child is a valued member of our community. We offer a challenging curriculum imbued with strong values of equality, integrity, community, environmental stewardship, simplicity and peaceful conflict resolution, rooted in our Quaker heritage.
Friends Community School
5901 Westchester Park Drive
College Park, Maryland 20740
301-441-2100