Dr. Leisa Morton-Standish
Director of Elementary Education
Dr. Leisa Morton-Standish is the Director of Elementary Education at the North American Division. She has taught in small rural schools as well as in large urban schools. She has taught on the east and west coasts of the U.S, both in and out of the Adventist education system, and overseas. She has also spent a considerable part of her career teaching at universities, including the University of Maryland, Washington Adventist University and Macquarie University. Leisa holds a PhD in Curriculum and Instruction from the University of Maryland, an MA in Education from California State University and a Diploma in Education from Avondale College. Leisa is committed to Christ and the ideals of the Seventh-day Adventist Church. Her first love is the classroom where she can share her passion for learning and her love for Jesus.
ictor Hugo famously penned the thought, “To learn to read is to light a fire; every syllable that is spelled out is a spark”. This summer we release the new NAD English Langauage Arts program, Pathways 2.0. The aim is that our students will not only learn to read but that we kindle the desire to read, write and explore.
Pathways 2.0 is built on the Adventist world view and incorporates award-winning books that will engage the children while incorporating research-based skills and strategies that enable them to become life-long learners. ALC will be releasing professional development training modules in June 2019.
The revised program includes:
“I will instruct you and teach you in the way you should go; I will counsel you with my loving eye on you.” Psalm 32:8.
Coming Summer of 2019!