About Me

Welcome to 5th Grade!!

    My name is Lisa Priest and I am very happy to be one of your child's 5th Grade teachers.  I am currently in my 17th year of teaching.  I began my teaching career in 1994 after graduating from Bellarmine University with a dual BA in Elementary Education (K-6) and Special Education (K-12).  My first teaching position was at Watson Lane Elementary in Jefferson County where I taught students with Learning & Behavior Disorders for 5 years.  After completing my first year of teaching, in November of 1995 I married my high school sweetheart, Noah Priest.   We will be celebrating our 23rd wedding anniversary this year!  Shortly before the birth of our first child in June of 1999, I earned my Masters in Education for Elementary School Counseling from the University of Louisville.  After having our daughter, Jordyn, I stayed home for a year.  I returned to teaching in the fall of 2000 at St. Leonard where I taught 1st Grade.  Leaving my daughter proved to be too hard, so I decided not to return to St. Leonard the following school year.  I remained a stay-at-home mom for several years until my son, Cameron, was in school at St. Margaret Mary.  I was then fortunate enough to obtain a position at SMM teaching 5th grade.  My dream of teaching at my children's school had come true!  Both of my children have since graduated from SMM.  My daughter is a sophomore at Bellarmine University majoring in Criminal Justice and Psychology and my son is a junior at Trinity High School.  This is my 11th year teaching 5th Grade at SMM.  I feel very blessed to be at St. Margaret Mary and to have the opportunity to teach your child! 

My Family
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