February 2015

Sage Creek Crystal Apple awarded to Lisa Hales

Submitted by anthony.bowden on Fri, 02/20/2015 - 12:49

I have said it before and I will say it again, “Lisa Hales is simply one of the best special 
education teachers that I have ever seen!.”  Go into Lisa’s classroom and you will find the same 
high expectations as in a regular education classroom. Students are on task- which is no easy 
job- because those tasks differ or are differentiated for each student. Lisa is positive, upbeat, 
encouraging- as she holds firm. I have been in special education classrooms where the 
environment was negative where students act like they have given up on learning-students are 
disengaged-- but in Lisa’s class – she gets them to work- the students are excited because they 
know they are learning! Her students love her- they love being in her class- they love helping 
each other- there is a family feel.  Lisa takes students who struggle and gives them a chance to 
succeed. Sage Creek shines because of all of our teachers- but we cannot shine without bringing 
up our special education kids- and with Lisa’s help- they truly are all of our students- and all of 
them are moving up!

Brenda Burr