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You must be the change you want to see in the world. ~Mahatma Gandhi


Lisa Balka

English Teacher

Peer Leaders Advisor

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About Me


Greetings! My name is Mrs. Balka, and I am very excited and honored to work with you this school year. This will be my 16th year teaching English and my 10th year as Peer Leaders Advisor. I feel very passionate about my field of work, and I hope to foster a love for learning and a drive for knowledge in each of my students. I believe in every one of you. You have the power to achieve whatever you set out to do. I promise to encourage you to be the best you can be, so please rise to the occasion! Don’t ever let yourself down. I have a great year planned for us, but our success is dependent upon your commitment and dedication. Remember to always give 100%! My door is always open, so please see me with any questions or concerns.  

On a personal note, my greatest passion in life is my family which includes my wonderful husband of 26 years, Brian, and my three amazing daughters: Gabrielle, 20; Joelle, 18; Elle, 9. I love spending every moment with them whether it be going to the movies or on family walks, or playing games, and snuggling together while reading or watching TV.   I savor each moment in life and cherish the love around me. 
So here is to a great year – one filled with all sorts of educational opportunities that will assist you in both your academic and personal growth. You are young adults with so much to offer the world – don’t hold back – let’s see what you’ve got!! 
Best wishes always!
Mrs. Lisa Balka

No one can make you feel inferior without your consent.  ~Eleanor Roosevelt


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