"It is the mission of Harwood Union High School to provide an educational and creative environment in which every person is valued as an individual, challenged as a learner and inspired to contribute to a democratic society. As a professional learning organization of all academic departments, we are prepared to work together in order to provide a unique and personalized learning experience for all students."

Lisa Therrien

Math Teacher

Email: [email protected]
Phone: 802-583-8284

Lisa spends half of her time in the Middle School as a math interventionist.  This involves spending some time in each of the 7th and 8th grade classrooms during the week and some time with small groups of students to address particular concepts in the curriculum.

The other half of her time is spent within the HUB and HCLC, two of Harwood’s Flexible Pathways programs, delivering math instruction.

Lisa graduated from Harwood Union and then attended UVM to earn a BS degree in Physical Therapy.  She practiced physical therapy, specializing in pediatrics, over the next 16 years in Maine, Alaska, Oregon, and Vermont.  She decided to make some career changes and returned to graduate school at Saint Michael’s College.  She received her teaching license and then a M.Ed in 2006.  Most recently, she has completed a 2-year certificate (Learning, Connecting, and Leading in the 21st Century) focused on the neuroscience of learning and pedagogy in the proficiency-based classroom.

Outside of school, Lisa spends as much time as possible quilting.  She teaches many classes, runs a retreat twice a year, and designs and constructs custom quilts.  She continues to learn new techniques and loves combining new colors into traditional designs.