Lisa Parone has a B.S. in Early Childhood Education from Iona College and an M.A. in Special Education from Kean University. Lisa worked as a second grade teacher for a year at PS-175 in the Bronx before joining Innovative in 1998. She supervised the after-school program at the Lehman College center before she was appointed Director of Newark Federal Kids Care in 1999. Lisa is a certified trainer in ECERS and ITERS and is certified P-3. Outside of Imagine, Lisa is on the District VC Ethics Committee of Essex County, and is a member of GrowNJ, a Quality Star Rating Program.