Lisa Bisogno was born and raised in Osprey, FL. Through observing her mother, an art teacher of 35 years, she valued education from a young age, developing a strong passion for it after volunteering in an elementary school special education classroom as a high school student.
After receiving her Bachelor’s and Master’s in Exceptional Student Education (ESE) from Florida State University in 2003, Lisa was an ESE teacher for Hillsborough County Public Schools, Dothan City Schools in Alabama, and Broward County Public Schools. While teaching in South Florida, she earned her Ph.D. in Leadership and Education with a specialization in ESE from Barry University.
As she completed her dissertation, Lisa moved to Oklahoma and soon received the 2013 Dewberry Outstanding Faculty Award for Teaching at Northeastern State University (NSU). Lisa chaired the development and implementation of the new Master of Special Education-Autism degree at NSU. She worked her way up and is now the university’s Associate Dean of the College of Education.
Among her many activities, Lisa teaches courses for high school dual enrolled students, pro-bono, that allow them to explore the field of teaching in a time where teachers are vastly needed.
Lisa lives in Broken Arrow, OK, with her husband, Alec, a high school teacher and football coach, and their daughter, Margaret.