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Lisa Lashley has taught all levels of math from Math 7 to Pre-Calculus, as well as Music and Latin.  She has been a teacher for 28 years, including 16 years at St. Michael’s High School. Ms. Lashley has chaired the Math Department at St. Michael's, moderated the Ski and Snowboarding Club and National Junior Honors Society, and is presently moderator of the eighth grade class and Junior High Student Council.

Ms. Lashley is a graduate of San Marino High School in San Marino, California.  She has a degree from the University of California, Irvine, in Classics, where she studied Ancient Greek and Latin and received scholarships and research grants to study Greek vase painting and Etruscan archaeology abroad.  She also has a degree from St. John’s College in Santa Fe, where she studied The Great Books from Plato to Einstein and was President of the St. John’s College Search and Rescue Team.

Ms. Lashley is married to Santa Fe attorney Ronald Van Amberg . They have two children who graduated from St. Michael’s High School, Alex Van Amberg (Class of 2004) and Virginia Van Amberg (Class of 2007). In her spare time, Ms. Lashley has been a Girl Scout Leader and a Boy Scout Assistant Scoutmaster, as well as a docent at El Rancho de Las Golondrinas.  She serves on the board of the Santa Fe Archaeological Society and is Pipe Major of The Order of the Thistle Pipes and Drums, Santa Fe’s only Scottish bagpipe band.  Her hobbies include gardening, snowboarding (she’s a former nationally ranked downhill racer), hiking, and mountain climbing. She has climbed one of the Seven Summits (Kilimanjaro) as well as the top five peaks in the continental US and other fourteeners. Her goal is to climb the highest peak in every state in the USA.