Degrees and Certifications:
B.A. in Social Work and Psychology from Lewis University 1992 M.A. in Education from Concordia University 2014
Mrs. Lisa Edom
My name is Arlisa Edom and this is my fifth year teaching fifth grade at Irene King Elementary. I am passionate about empowering students to take pride in themselves, be a super improver and always demonstrate S.W.A.G. ( SUCCESS, WILLPOWER, ATTITUDE and GOALS). As a result, my classroom is called SWAG Nation and we make sure that our SWAG creates leaders, and leaders always leave legacies!
I graduated from Lewis University in 1992 with a Bachelor's degree in Social Work and Psychology. I worked as a child welfare worker, Department of Human Service's case worker and a director at a develpmental training facility for teens and adults. I decided I wanted a career change in 2006 and started working as a teacher's aide at Valley View School District 365u. Eventually, I went back to school (Concordia University) to earn a Master's degree in elememtary education. It was the best decision I could have ever made. I truly believe the amount of years working in the social service field has prepared me to be authentic and transparent in order for me to be an effective educator within the classroom.
I am married with three children. My oldest is Nikia and she recently graduated from Quincy University. She attended college on a full scholarship for basketball. Her freshman year was at Murray State and then she finished her remaining three years at QU. Cameron is my middle child and he graduated from Plainfield East High School and he will be starting his second year at Saint Ambrose University on academic and track scholarships. My youngest is Tamia and she will be going into her junior year at Plainfield East. She is also an athlete. Her goal is to also obtain a basketball scholarship. Last but not least, we own a Cheweenie called Babe.
My hobbies are reading, walking/hiking, going to the movies, attending sporting events and spending time with my book club friends. I love bringing creativity into the classroom and making learning fun.