• Lisa Mazinas




    Reading Specialist


    Candlebrook Elementary


    Please click below to watch my 2021 Open House video:

    Mazinas Open House Video 2021



    Hello and welcome to the 2022-23 school year!

    I am thrilled to be part of the Candlebrook community. Although this is my fourth year with Upper Merion, it is the start of my eighteenth in the field of education. Besides being a reading specialist, I have also worked as a classroom teacher, a Literacy Coach (Children's Literacy Initiative in Philadelphia) and a graduate education adjunct for Cabrini College. My education career started as a third grade teacher in St. Petersburg, Florida, where I lived for several years prior to my current home in Ardmore.

    On an educational level, I have a Bachelor's Degree in Marketing, a Master's Degree in Elementary Education (both from the University of South Florida), and a Reading Specialist Certification through Rosemont College. When I am not teaching, I enjoy spending time with my family, water-skiing, traveling and writing. Another interest of mine is mindfulness and I attended a course through the Penn Program for Mindfulness in 2015.

    Please feel free to contact me with any questions at lmazinas@umasd.org. I look forward to an amazing year!

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