My name is Lisa Kauffman and I have been teaching across the grades at Clear Creek for thirteen years. This year I am excited to guide our sixth graders through ratios, percentages, and ancient cultures (to name just a few). I love textbooks and messy projects alike. I strive to create a welcoming, inclusive classroom environment full of inspired and confident learners. I was born and raised in Grass Valley, and I graduated from Dominican University of San Rafael. I have a Bachelor’s in Liberal Studies and a Master’s of Science in Applied Behavior Analysis. In addition to being a teacher, I am also the proud parent of a Clear Creek student! I cherish our small school vibe and sense of community. In my personal time I love working in my yard, exploring back roads with my husband and friends, and the beautiful Yuba River.