Ms. Lisa Buffington

Phone: (928) 773-4000


Degrees and Certifications:

B.A. Purdue University, 1990, M.Ed.Gifted, Northern Arizona University, 1996, M.Ed. BME Northern Arizona University, 2007, Elementary Education K-8 certificate, Gifted and ESL Endorsements

Ms. Lisa Buffington

Here we are in third grade! 

This is my 28th year of teaching.  I don't feel as old as that... 
A little about me: I'm originally from Indiana.  Much of my childhood was spent catching fireflies, playing in the cornfields, and reading.  I was a competitive swimmer, and still often swim.  I graduated from Purdue University in 1990.  Then I moved to the Navajo Reservation, where I taught for five years.  
I began working as a gifted resource teacher and a gifted teacher for FUSD in 1996.  
In 2010, I returned to classroom teaching here at DeMiguel.  I was a fourth grade teacher for a year. For one year, I was an RtI specialist, teaching reading and providing enrichment, and I have taught second grade Until this year, when I moved with about half my class up to third! My classroom is known for its lively, open-ended, creative, project-based, individualized approach.

I have two children, Morgen, who is just starting high school at Flag High, and Kylin, who is just starting middle school.  This is the first year that I don’t have any of my own children here at school with me! I have a rescued dog named Sandy who still unzips backpacks and lunchboxes. We hike a lot. Our cat, Pete the Cat, will often go with us. 

I look forward to working with students and parents this year!
to those of you with students who looped up with me, and to new parents to my classroom, I wish you a sincere welcome!!!!!