Lisa Litzsey, MS is currently serving as the program manager for the UW-Milwaukee Institute for Urban Education (IUE), a UW-System sponsored program. She received her bachelor’s degree from UW-Milwaukee in elementary education with a minor in natural science. After teaching for four years, Lisa returned to UW-Milwaukee to get a master’s degree in educational psychology. After teaching nine years, Lisa transitioned to mentoring new educators in Milwaukee Public Schools for 11 years. After 20 years with Milwaukee Public Schools, she moved into higher education at UW-Milwaukee to have an impact on students before they begin their careers as fully licensed teachers. During the first year in her role as IUE program manager, she was nominated for the UWM School of Education staff excellence award. She currently holds a valid teaching license for grades 1-8 and K-12 school counseling.