Lisa Sukenic has been a progressive educator for the last 25 years having taught kindergarten through college. She currently teaches at The University of Chicago Laboratory Schools working with 3rd and 4th graders. As a writing teacher, she supports students with the writing process as well as an annual poetry publication. She has had extensive training in Conflict Resolution and integrates Social Justice and Thematic Arts into her teaching. She is actively involved in working with the Fair Trade Organization Maya Works, which provides microloans to artisans and education for girls in Guatemala. In 2009, she began to formalize her poetry writing and obtained a poetry certificate from The University of Chicago Graham School of Studies and attended AROHO that same summer. She is currently working on her poetry manuscript. Desert Delight Contributor.