Degrees and Certifications:
Dr. Lisa DaDeppo
I teach 7th Grade Writing Lab, 8th Grade Writing Lab, and 6th-8th Grade Odyssey of the Mind. I am originally from Glendale, Arizona, but spent several years in Maryland, and have now settled in Tucson, Arizona.
Defining Moment in Education
I have had many defining moments in education. Some of the earliest, and most significant moments include being given opportunities to participate in meaningful activities in school that allowed me to explore, create, travel, and discover. These experiences instilled in me that lifelong learning does not occur just within the four walls of a classroom.
Core Educational Belief
Education is an instrument of hope.
I began working as an educator 17 years ago, and have worked at the middle school, high school, community college, and university levels. I am at Cross because middle school students are my favorite!
Education Degrees & Certificates
PhD, Special Education (University of Maryland, College Park)
M.A, Language, Reading, and Culture (University of Arizona)
Post-Bac, Secondary Education (University of Arizona)
B.A., Political Science (University of Arizona)
Reading Specialist Endorsement
Middle School Endorsement