Lisa Wolfinger is a high school biology teacher at Michigan Connections Academy (MICA). She earned a bachelor’s degree in biology education from Ferris State University. Ms. Wolfinger joined MICA in 2010. She shares her story below.
“I became a teacher because I have a true passion for biology, and my mission is to activate student learning in life and science! I really enjoy working in small groups or one-on-one with students in LiveLesson® sessions. I also like that I’m allowed to individualize learning based on the student’s needs.
The benefit of teaching at an online school is that I can work individually with a student for as much time that is needed to help them master biology content. I wouldn’t have this opportunity in the more rigid bricks-and-mortar setting. The curriculum at MICA is rigorous—we cover the entire biology book in one school year. We don’t ‘run out of time’ for some content and standards. This ensures that students are guaranteed a viable education to help prepare for the workforce or college.
The benefit of teaching at an online school is that I can work individually with a student for as much time that is needed to help them master biology content.
— Ms. Wolfinger
Our school is an excellent educational option for students who need an individualized approach to learning. Our students know that we truly care about their learning and growth.”
Outside of school, Ms. Wolfinger enjoys gardening, exercising, traveling, and spending time with her family, including her miniature schnauzer, Smokey.