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Meet Our Principal

Lisa Peterson

Charter School Development Coordinator, Principal

Dr. Lisa R. Peterson serves as the Rock River Charter School Principal and as the Coordinator of Charter School Development for the Janesville School District. Dr. Peterson earned her Bachelor's degree from UW-La Crosse a double major in English and Public Speaking. For fifteen years, Dr. Peterson taught English and Public Speaking at Parker High School where she also advised the Yearbook, Key Club, and Human Relations.

For seven years, Dr. Peterson served as the Assistant Principal at Franklin Middle School. Dr. Peterson joined the Rock River Charter School team in the fall of 2011. A Nationally Board Certified Teacher, Dr. Peterson has a Master's degree from UW-Madison in Curriculum and Instruction as well as a Master's degree from Cardinal Stritch University for Educational Leadership.

In July 2014, Dr. Peterson completed her PhD; her dissertation focused on the efforts of educational leaders to close the achievement gap. Valuing social justice, Dr. Peterson believes that all students should have access to a high quality education in order to prepare them for post-secondary opportunities. A servant leader, Dr. Peterson is deeply honored to have the opportunity to help Rock River Charter School.