• Lisa Mazinas




    Reading Specialist


    Candlebrook Elementary


    Please click below to watch my 2020 Open House video:

    Mazinas Meet the Teacher 

    My family


    Hello and welcome to the 2020-21 school year!

    I am thrilled to be part of the Candlebrook community. Although this is my second year with Upper Merion, it is the start of my sixteenth in the field of education. Besides being a reading specialist, I have also worked as a classroom teacher (most recently in the Lower Merion School District), 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. Although the start of 2020-21 will be different due to virtual instruction, I am confident that it will still be an amazing year!

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