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ABOUT ME

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

BIO FOR MEDIA USE

FAVORITE THINGS

Reading & Writing

Teaching 4th grade

Poetry

History

Architecture

Ornithology (Birds)

Kayaking

Llamas and Llama trekking

My cats: Chleo, Ivy and Suki

My dogs: Frank and Lola

FAVORITE PLACES

Chicago, IL

Detroit, MI

Lake Michigan

Sleeping Bear Dunes

Georgia O’Keefe Ranch, NM

Wind River Mountains

Bar Harbor, Maine

Bookstores, Libraries and Art Fairs

The Field Museum

La Semana: Latin American Culture Camp

Guatemala

EDUCATION

Undergrad Degree:

Urban and Environmental Studies

Arts and Media (Modern Dance) 

 

Graduate Degrees:

Early Childhood Education

Curriculum/Instruction and Leadership

 

Studied Sign Language

 

Taught at Kazoo School (17 years)

Kalamazoo, Michigan

 

Teaches at The University of Chicago 

Lab Schools, Chicago, IL (18 years-)

​Lisa Sukenic is a poet, author and 4th grade teacher at the University of Chicago Lab Schools. Her work has appeared in Everyday Haiku and short stories in the Off Campus Writers Workshop Anthologies. She was a finalist in the Many Voices Competition in 2016. She was the winner of the Prairie Writers Day Manuscript contest in 2016 and in 2019 was awarded a finalist in Regal House/Fitzroy’s MG Kraken Contest for her novel in verse MILES FROM MOTOWN, which will be out in August 2021.

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