Greetings! My name is Lisa Collingwood Frank and here is a little information about me!
My path to a teaching career began when I earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Education from California University of Pennsylvania in 1992; while there, I also minored in English and psychology. After many, many, many years, I decided it was time to take my education to the next level, and I enrolled in Central Michigan’s Global Campus. In 2012, I received a Master of Arts degree in Educational Technology.
I began teaching in 2000 at Pennsylvania Institute of Health and Technology (PIHT); at the time, the school was called West Virginia Career Institute. In addition to PIHT, I have taught at Penn State and Westmoreland County Community College, and WVJC.
Currently, I am an adjunct faculty member for both WVJC Morgantown campus and WVJC Online campus.
Working at WVJC
I chose to work at WVJC because I wanted to make a difference. Once I started, I liked the family-like atmosphere displayed from administration, faculty, and staff. After all these years, I continue to love working at WVJC for many reasons, but there are two which stand out most. First, I love to personal connection I have with the students; there is nothing more satisfying than to see students succeed. Second, the family-like atmosphere which first pulled continues to me reminds me how lucky I am to have a job that I love. In the words of Wayne Dyer, “Love what you do; do what you love.”
My Pride and Joy
Personally, I am most proud of my family! They support me in everything I do, and they remind me everyday just how beautiful life is.
Professionally, I am most proud of my Microsoft Office certification. I am currently certified in Microsoft Word, core and expert; Microsoft Excel, core and expert; Microsoft PowerPoint; and Microsoft Access.
Long-term career goals
I want to continue doing what I love!
A Fun Fact About Me
Although I love all types of music (except country), hip hop is one of my favorites!