Degrees and Certifications:
Mrs. Tanisha Fisher -Lester
Hello Robinwood Rocket Family,
My name is Tanisha Fisher-Lester (Mrs. Fisher) and I am the Visual Arts Teacher at Robinwood Elementary School. This is my seventeenth year teaching and my tenth year in Ferguson-Florissant School District.
I attended Cool Valley Elementary School, Ferguson Middle, and McCluer High School for my Freshman year. My family relocated to Marietta, Georgia and I obtained my Bachelor’s Degree in Early Childhood Education from The State University of West Georgia. My teaching career began in Cobb County School District, where I taught first grade, standards-based instruction for 7 years.
In 2013, I returned to St. Louis, Missouri where I was born and raised. I knew that I wanted to teach in the district that I loved and called home. My journey as an educator in Ferguson-Florissant began as a 6th grade teacher at Duchesne Elementary School. I also taught 2nd and 3rd grade at Duchesne. Six years later, when the restructuring occurred, I began teaching second grade at Commons Lane. In addition to holding my Early Childhood Certification in Birth through 3rd Grade and Elementary Certification in Grades 1-6, I am also certified to teach Art in grades K through 12.
When I am not teaching, I enjoy baking, painting, attending arts and craft shows, hosting paint parties and workshops at my art studio, and spending time with my family. I have always had a passion for art, since I was a little girl and I am thrilled to share my love of art and teaching here at Robinwood. My goal this year is to create a safe, nurturing, and supportive learning environment where each student is encouraged to be creative and motivated to explore the world through art!
Tanisha Lester Fisher