Lisa Walker Todd
Greenbrier School District
Being named the 2004 Arkansas Administrator of the Year was just a confirmation of what many who work with Lisa Walker Todd already knew. Lisa has implemented many innovative programs using technology in the school district where she works in central Arkansas. As Assistant Superintendent, she is responsible for curriculum instruction, assessment decisions, professional development including curriculum, and assessment development in the area of technology.
Having attended a small high school in central Arkansas, Lisa attended Arkansas Tech University on a basketball scholarship. She then earned a master’s degree from the University of Central Arkansas in Elementary Education, and later added a specialist’s degree in Educational Leadership from Nova Southeastern University in Ft. Lauderdale, Florida to her collection. Lisa spent ten years teaching gifted and talented students in Florida before moving back to Arkansas to continue work in education. Her 23 years of experience in education include almost ten years in administration. Her latest venture includes work on obtaining a doctorate degree in Education Administration and Supervision.
Implementation of innovative programs in her central Arkansas district is one of the outstanding developments that has given Lisa statewide recognition. One such program is the Greenbrier Academy, which offers home schooled students online courses from the local school district. Taking the concept of parental involvement one step further, Lisa helped incorporate online lesson plans for teachers and parents to access utilizing QUIA. She has been a leader of technology by being an original Gates Grant Smart Steps to Technology trainer and currently serves as a Technology for Tomorrow’s Leaders trainer to help train the National Office of Research, Measurement and Evaluation Systems (NORMES) student database. Her expertise is called upon statewide as she addresses issues that involve student achievement.
On a personal note, Lisa lives on a ranch with her husband and enjoys barrel racing and tennis. Lisa’s basketball legacy continues as her son is also attending college on a basketball scholarship at Drury University in Missouri.