Lisa Reece

Lisa Reece


Academic Interests

  • Helping students develop the skills and mentality necessary for a successful approach to chemistry.
  • Improving the students' conceptual understanding of the world of science.
  • Working to encourage enrollment in STEM (Science, Technology, Math, and Engineering) careers.
  • Helping science student teachers develop.
  • Serving as a science liaison for elementary teachers in the area.

Top Scholarly Accomplishments

  • "Integrating Technology into the Science Classroom" Workshop, MCCA 2005 Teacher of the Year runner-up - Springfield Public Schools 1998 Missouri Dept. of Education
  • Best Practice Winner - Integrated Science
  • 1998 Mentor for Ozark Science
  • Engineering Fair Grand Prize Winner 1998 

Previous Experience

I have taught various science courses for 35 years. From 1980–1999 I taught grades 7–12 at Hume, Hillcrest, & Kickapoo. I then moved to OTC where I taught chemistry for 16 years and served as the Physical Science Department Chair from 2009–2013.


Ash Grove, MO


  • Trout fishing
  • Singing
  • Working with Church Youth Group
  • Running church camps near Halltown in the summer.
  • Landscaping / working in my flower beds

Life Outside the University

Husband, Mike Reece.  He is an Industrial Arts teacher at Ash Grove HS and teaches Health online for OTC.  Mike likes to officiate volleyball games as well as track meets.  We live on a Century Old Farm near the Sac River.  We love the country and feel so blessed to live close to my extended family.   Three sons, Joshua and his wife Amanda, 2 boys, Kyler and Blake, with a baby girl due anytime.  Josh is a Biology teacher at Ash Grove HS and Amanda is a systems manager at Teletech in Springfield.  Zach, 23, lives in St. Louis and is the Assistant Manager for TRX Timing.  Drew, 15, lives at home and is a freshman at Ash Grove HS.  

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