Lisa Schwartz


Lisa Schwartz
Balfour Publishing, Houston

Number of years teaching
7 years teaching; 25 years as a yearbook representative

Most unusual item in/on your desk?
Joan Jett Barbie Doll

Favorite deadline snack?
Snyder’s butter pretzels

Nicknames your students have given you?
Schwartzenegger, Schwartzmeister

Superpower you’d want as a rep?

Personal catchphrase or motto?
Romans 8:28

What is the reason you love journalism?
It has been my passion since I was 15 years old and on the yearbook staff at Alief Hastings HS

Advice for other Advisers
Everyone you meet is fighting a hard battle of some sort. Publications students are the best students!

What is the most important element to a successful program?
A dedicated teacher with a supportive principal

Describe your favorite lesson to teach.
Caption writing! I have a picture from my high school yearbook of our Student Council presenting a time capsule to the Principal. The caption tells the who, what, when, and why but, unfortunately, not the WHERE! To this day, no one knows where it is buried on the campus!