LIZA STACK, BOARD MEMBER
Board Certified Behavior Analyst
MS in Special Education
Early Childhood Special Education Added Authorization
Education Specialist Credential
BA in Social Work
Liza Stack has a Master’s in Special Education and is a Board Certified Behavior Analyst. She has twelve years of experience teaching special education and has served as a content specialist and consultant within Fresno County Superintendent of Schools, Special Education Department, for the last four years. Although most of her professional career involved working with younger students, she is now supporting teachers that serve transition-age students. Areas of personal interest include self-determination, self-advocacy, person-centered planning, and learning more about representation of individuals with disabilities as active participants in their communities. Liza also currently serves on the Board of Focus on Unity in Education, a non-profit organization dedicated to disseminating research-based knowledge to improve instruction, leadership, and positive outcomes for all students.
Liza has a younger brother with autism that currently lives with his father. As a big sister, she has always known that she would help care for her brother in his adult life, but that realization became clearer after their mother passed and shortly after his father was diagnosed with Leukemia. She is interested in helping her brother develop greater independence in his life while establishing a closer relationship with him. Liza also has an older sister that she lives with and her eldest sister passed this year.
Liza plays flyball with her two fur babies. She loves to bake desserts to share with others. And when home alone, she has fun singing karaoke and dancing by herself.
Words to Live by
· A little at a time gets it done every time.
· Everything “The Little Prince,” by Antoine de Saint-Exupéry, has to offer.
· And her mom used to always lift her up by singing “High Hopes” about that little ant and the rubber tree plant.