Lois Weiswasser always dreamt of being a teacher and returning to teach in the school she went to.
She graduated from the University of Miami with a Bachelor of Education Degree. She went to visit her childhood school, PS 200 in Brooklyn, NY and immediately was hired by her childhood Principal. Lois taught alongside those that had taught her for over six years. She then took a ten year leave to raise her two children.
Lois moved to Greenwich Village in NYC and became an active member of the community. Attending New York University for Graduate Degrees, she received a Masters in Education and her Degree in School Administration from NYU Lois became a teacher at PS 41 Greenwich Village School and moved up the ranks in the school from Staff Developer to Assistant Principal to Principal. During her tenure at PS 41 she was recognized for the schools high performance in Math and Literacy. Lois was also a Principal mentor to new Principals during this time. Lois also served as a Literacy Specialist in District Two and was trained by Rigby Publications as an Early Literacy Staff Developer.
She facilitated the training sessions for all new District Two Teachers in Balanced Literacy thus helping this initiative. She was an Adjunct Professor at Stern College in NYC and taught Social Studies and Literacy Courses in Education. She also served in the Educational Administration Program at Hunter College and supervised Principal Interns. Lois left PS 41 after 27 years and joined the NYC Leadership Academy as a Coach and Facilitator.