Ms. Lisa Parins

Phone: 651-293-8625


Degrees and Certifications:

Bachelor's in Elementary Education and Preprimary Education Master's of Education in Teaching and Learning

Ms. Lisa Parins

Hello!  I am a proud specialist teacher at Barack and Michelle Obama Elementary.  I have taught at Obama in PreK and now as an art specialist for eight years.  I graduated from Minnesota State University, Mankato with a degree in Elementary Education and Preprimary Education.  I just recently earned my Master's of Education in Teaching and Learning from St. Mary's University.   

I enjoy spending time with my family and friends. I love to go on walks with our dog Klea, do projects around the house, and go shopping! I am married to my husband Nick and we have two boys, Jack (8) and Brooks (soon to be 5).  One of our new favorite things to do as a family is going on bike rides together. We also enjoy playing family football in the backyard.  

I truly enjoy teaching at Obama Elementary-“We are the best"!  My hopes and dreams for my scholars are that they feel a sense of belonging and feel loved when they are at school and in my classroom.  My hope is that I create a positive, rigorous, and exciting learning environment where children can be their authentic selves.  I love our school family and feel so lucky to teach each child who walks in my door.

Please feel free to contact me at any time.  I can be reached at or 651.293.8625.   I look forward to hearing from you!  Thank you for allowing me to teach your child.