Learn more about Dr. Lisa English

Dr. English is a lifelong resident of Monmouth County and a proud graduate of Neptune High School. She has a Bachelor’s in Health Science and Physical Education from East Stroudsburg University, a Teacher of the Handicapped Certification from Jersey City University, a Masters in School Leadership and Management from Georgian Court University, and a Doctorate in Educational Leadership and Management from Capella University. Dr. English knew that education would be her profession from the very early age of five years old. Throughout her adulthood and as an adult, Dr. English credits her father William and her mother Anna for teaching her about respect and responsibility, integrity and compassion, and to always model a strong work ethic, core values, and most of all to remember the importance of family.

Dr. English describes herself as compassionate, an innovative teacher and administrative leader who attributes her success to working with and learning from great people over the years, her love of family and her untiring work ethic.  

Dr. English began her career as a Health and Physical Education Teacher and as a field hockey, basketball, and softball coach, as well as the founder and advisor of the Student Leadership Committee.  For many years, Dr. English could be found on the fields and in the gyms throughout Monmouth County where her passion for sports allowed her to teach her players in the classroom, in her role as a coach, and throughout the local neighborhoods. Throughout Dr. English’s time as a young educator, she placed a high priority on working with young adults teaching them the importance of service and being model citizens both in and outside of the school. 

Following her time in the classroom as a teacher and coach, Dr. English entered the next stage of her career in Career and Technical Education (CTE) at the Monmouth County Vocational School District where she followed her calling to pursue training and certification in Special Education. While teaching in a career and technical education program, Dr. English began her work with special needs students where her passion for the profession and working with diverse learners further guided her dedication and commitment as an educator and classroom teacher for ten years.

In addition to Dr. English’s years as a classroom teacher, she was nominated and chosen to represent the Monmouth County Vocational School District on the Career Readiness Consortium for the New Jersey Department of Education. Her work with the consortium has enabled her to actively participate in the development of model curricula for the NJ Educator Resource Exchange. Committed to being a lifelong learner, Dr. English leads and participates in various professional development and school law training opportunities affiliated with the Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development, Learning Forward, New Jersey Principal Supervisory Association, and the New Jersey County Council of County Vocational-Technical Schools. Dr. English has had a keen interest in professional growth, curriculum development, and as a district liaison to promote the implementation of current and innovative best practices aligned to New Jersey Department of Education regulations for Achieve NJ, licensing and certification, curriculum, and professional development standards. 

Over the course of her career, Dr. English has been a leader in implementing and facilitating various online learning platforms for web-based systems such as: Edivate PD 360, My Learning Plan-OASYS, Frontline Education, and Canvas based course offerings to support an online-hybrid learning model. As the former Director for the Career & Technical Education, Certificate of Eligibility, Educator Preparation Program at Brookdale Community College, Dr. English has continued to share best practices and train others to embrace her love for education through her ability to design and implement teacher training programs, and by working with industry professionals transitioning into the field of education. 

Dr. English is a current member of the NJDOE Career and Technical Education Teacher Preparation Advisory Board, New Jersey County Council of County Vocational-Technical Schools and she was the recipient of the 2018 Community Affairs Resource Center Partner in Education Award in honor of her lifelong commitment and dedication to the field of education.