Lisa Dettinger resides in Sun Prairie, Wisconsin with her husband of 26 years. They have three homeschool graduates who constantly amaze and inspire them. Lisa has a degree in education that spans PK-12, and has taught professionally in California and Wisconsin at the elementary, middle, high school, and college levels. She has been teaching writing classes since 2010, and her own writing has been published for university classes, teaching journals and virtual charter schools. Lisa has presented various seminars and workshops for children, teachers, and parents in public schools, private schools, university-model schools, churches, and homeschool support groups. The name of her business, “PowerHouse Educational Resources,” reflects her desire for “God’s Power in Our Home.”
Lisa lit a school carpet on fire while teaching a 6th grade science class in Beverly Hills.
As an elementary school teacher Lisa transformed her classroom into a farm (complete with hay bales), an Italian restaurant (her students served spaghetti), a dinosaur museum (with life size 3D dinosaurs), and a space station (space shuttle included).
One of the all-time favorite homeschool projects in the Dettinger home: mummifying a chicken. And yes, the smell was a bit nauseating.
Lisa is also a certified Life Coach: www.lisadlifecoach.com.
Lisa was once told by a group of women in Paris, France that she speaks French like Jodie Foster. She's also made waves at various local farmers' markets by communicating with some of the vendors in Hmong, their native language.
A cause Lisa is passionate about: https//:getinvolved.dkms.org/curecancer
While coaching high school volleyball, Coach Dettinger's team nicknamed her "Sunny D."
While teaching in the Los Angeles area, Lisa was able to meet some Hollywood celebrities who were her students' parents.