Dr. Lisa McCoy

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Dr. Lisa McCoy

Assistant Professor of Education


  • Oakland University – B.S.
  • Piedmont College – Ed.D.
  • Piedmont College – Ed.S.
  • Troy University – M.S.

Subject Areas Taught at Brenau

  • Literary Methods
  • Social Studies Methods
  • Developmental Psychology
  • ESOL
  • General Education

Academic and Research Interests

  • Teacher Education
  • Teacher Retention
  • K-5 Effective Teaching Strategies

Academic Affiliations and Leadership Positions Held

  • Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development
  • National Council for the Social Studies
  • International Reading Association
  • Professional Association of Georgia Educators
  • Teacher Education Advisory Committee Member
  • Georgia Association of Teacher Educators

Teaching Philosophy

First and foremost, I have always believed that all students can and will learn in my classroom.  To accomplish this, I continually strive to be a creative, innovative, enthusiastic and motivational facilitator of learning.  I always challenge my students to do their very best in order to reach their fullest potential.  I endeavor to make learning a purposeful and meaningful activity that provides my students with choices and an opportunity to take responsibility for their own learning.  It is my goal to create a positive learning environment that is conducive to learning.  Finally, as a teacher I believe it is important to possess a willingness and openness to continue learning and growing as an educator.

Favorite Quote

“Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world.” – Nelson Mandela