Lisa Kerscher '85
Lisa is the Education Director for the K-12 educational nonprofit, Brightways Learning, based in Missoula, Montana, where she’s lived for the last 30 years with her husband, David Williams. Working largely with school districts - particularly in rural areas - Brightways Learning supports students and educators in personalized, collaborative, and culturally-responsive learning, along with growing overall resiliency for lifelong well-being.
During her 13 years with the organization, she’s especially enjoyed directly supporting and getting to know people in more than two dozen communities across Alaska. Most recently, she has been busy co-developing the curriculum for a native language revitalization project in that state’s Interior region. As an independent education consultant, Lisa’s background in the sciences and media has also driven her to co-develop some projects related to middle school and high school science education, such as the award-winning STEMscopes curriculum and course development for the Kansas City Teacher Residency program.