Dr. Lisa Greenstein, principal of Wyland Elementary, is the 2017 Maryville University Leona Koral Outstanding Educator Award for her outstanding contributions to the university’s teacher education program.
Dr. Greenstein, who received her doctorate in education from Maryville, began a partnership two years ago between Wyland and Maryville with the university’s student teachers. Since then, student teachers from Maryville have worked with Ritenour professionals at Wyland, Marion Elementary and Hoech Middle School.
In addition to hosting and mentoring students teachers, Dr. Greenstein has been part of the university’s panel of educators who help student teachers understand the qualities that principals are looking for when hiring new teachers as well as the rewards and challenges of working in schools with diverse settings.
Later this spring, Dr. Greenstein will share with Maryville University faculty information about trauma-informed teaching and addressing the needs of the whole child.
“Lisa continues to give back to Maryville and keeps us abreast on what is going on in education,” said Dr. Catherine Bear, dean of the School of Education at Maryville University.
Dr. Greenstein, a 30-year educator who came to Wyland in 2015, continues to be a valued member of the Ritenour administrative team whose compassion for children and dedication to her profession is evident every day at Wyland.
“Dr. Greenstein’s expertise and focus on meeting the needs of the whole child are qualities that are helping Wyland move forward,” said Ritenour Superintendent Dr. Chris Kilbride. “We are very proud that she is sharing that knowledge with her alma mater’s faculty and future teachers.”