Mrs. Lisa Byers



Degrees and Certifications:

BAE Elementary Education, MAE Elementary Education, Early Childhood Endorsement, Reading Specialist Endorsemnet, SEI Endorsement, Gifted Endorsement

Mrs. Lisa Byers

My name is Lisa Byers and I am so excited to be a part of the New River Family. 
I was born and raised in Salt Lake City, Utah. I moved to Arizona when I was 15.   I graduated from ASU with a bachelors and masters degree in Elementary Education.   I started my teaching career in 2000.  My teaching career began in the Dysart School District teaching 2nd grade.  In 2005 I joined the Deer Valley School District.  This will be my 16th year teaching in DVUSD.  I have taught 1st, 2nd, and 3rd grade, and this will be my 2nd year as a reading specialist.

My husband Brandon and I have been happily married for over 16 years.  I am the proud mother of two wonderful children who attend school within the Deer Valley School District. My daughter Madison is going into 12th grade and my son Ryan is going to be in 8th grade this year.  

My family and I love spending quality time together ......mostly just enjoying each others company.  During the summer my children and I travel to visit family and see new sights.  Sometimes the whole crew will go on a vacation trip together. We also enjoy going camping, quading and riding jet skis.  The kids do a lot of swimming, which definitely helps beat the heat.  
One of my favorite things to do with my free time is read.  I am an avid book reader so I spend a lot of time reading over the summer and during the school year (when I have time).  I continually strive to help my students become the best readers they can be and to develop their own love of reading.  
I am really looking forward to working with your children this school year.  I believe that with your support this will be a very successful year.
Fun Facts:
*Coke Zero is my favorite drink
*Jack Skellington and Nightmare Before Christmas memorabilia are my favorite collectibles.
*My family and I like eating at Chick Fil A, Texas Roadhouse, Chili's, and Olive Gardens.
*Hot Tamales, Red Vines, and chocolate covered almonds are my favorite sweet snacks.
*On the healthier side....I like pistachios, protein bars, sunflower seeds, and granola bars.