George Lucas Educational Foundation

Lissa Downey

Middle School Teacher

Lissa Downey has been teaching English and history for 15 years. She has been fighting for people in marginalized groups since her childhood and continually looks for ways to bring attention and allyship to those who have been excluded. She lives in Santa Cruz, California, with her family.


  • Character Education

    Guiding Students to Question Prejudices

    Connecting the novel The Outsiders to an anti-bias framework helps middle school students examine their biases.