Lisa Leighty

Each year, faculty in the College of Education and Human Development (CEHD) come together to select an outstanding student in their program to receive the honor of being named as their program award winner. Students selected for this award embody the very best of their program: they excel in their studies; they demonstrate leadership in classes and internships; and they have a genuine and tenacious passion for their discipline.

Lisa Leighty
The College of Education and Human Development faculty in Literacy have chosen

Lisa Leighty

as the

2021 Outstanding Student in Literacy

Q & A with Outstanding Student in Literacy, Lisa Leighty:

What part of your Mason experience are you most proud of?

While my total experience at George Mason has been extremely engaging, the part I am most proud of is my academic achievement.

What are your future plans, goals, and dreams?

My goal is to become a reading specialist at the middle school level which will allow me to serve struggling readers and support teachers who want to better serve their students in the area of literacy.

What is your favorite memory from your time in the College of Education and Human Development?

My favorite memory while at George Mason and the CEHD program is being back on a college campus and experiencing the energy of others in the pursuit of knowledge. Connecting with other students enriched my learning experience.

What advice do you have for fellow CEHD students?

My advice to fellow CEHD students is: Do not hesitate to reach out to your professors. They are extremely supportive and caring!

Would you like to give any shout-outs to those who supported you along the way?

My shout-out goes to my partner, Amy – my cheerleader and chief supporter!

Congratulations and best of luck, Lisa!