Phone: (334) 347-6858


Degrees and Certifications:

Ed.S. Elementary Education / ESL Certification -- University of Alabama at Birmingham, August 2017 M.S. Elementary Education -- Troy University, December 2014 B.A. Political Science -- Auburn University, May 2005

Mrs. Lisa Walz

Welcome to Fourth Grade!


Hi! My name is Lisa Walz. This is my sixth year teaching at Hillcrest Elementary.  I was born in New Jersey, but grew up in Dothan, AL. 

I graduated from Auburn University in 2004. WAR EAGLE!  I majored in Political Science with a minor in Spanish.  I taught English as a Second Language in Tokyo, Japan for four years.  I loved living and working in Japan--it is where I discovered my love for teaching!  After returning to the United States in 2010, I decided to pursue a degree in Education.  I graduated with a Master's degree in Elementary Education from Troy University in December of 2014 and received an Ed.S. in Elementary Education and ESL certification from the University of Alabama at Birminghman in 2017. 

I recently got married (some of you may know me as Ms. Hara).  My husband, Todd, and I have a beautiful blended family with three girls, one boy, and our three dogs that keep us busy at home.  We love to travel and explore new places.  We also enjoy playing board games and being outdoors.  And, of course, I love reading and learning!      

I look forward to working with you this school year.  I am so excited about all of the fun and interesting things we will be studying in 4th Grade!