Teacher Profiles


Lisa McManus

8th Grade ELA, 7th Grade Homeroom




Lisa McManus


1st year at St. Damian School.

15 years as a 7th & 8th grade ELA and Religion teacher and 6th-8th grade ELA and Social Studies virtual teacher at St. John of the Cross Parish School in Western Springs

1 year as a 7th grade Religion teacher and 6th-8th grade ELA teacher at Our Lady of Loretto in Hometown before the school closed in 2007

2 years as a 2nd grade full-time substitute teacher and 5th and 6th grade combined classroom teacher at Orchard Hill School in Tinley Park

4 years as a master’s level social worker at ComPsych Corporation in Chicago

Bachelor of Social Work, University of Illinois at Chicago

Master of Social Work, University of Illinois at Chicago

Graduate Elementary Education Certification Program with Middle Grade Endorsements in Language Arts, Social Science, and General Science, St. Xavier University

I am so excited to be part of such a wonderful community at St. Damian! I have lived in Tinley Park most of my life and I attended St. George School as a child. I am blessed to have been able to teach in Catholic schools because I am able to guide students to excel academically, while also helping them to foster and grow in our Catholic faith. My true passion is teaching reading and writing and sharing that love of the written word with my students to help them to become life-long readers and writers. I especially enjoy designing lessons that will engage students in a variety of ways. I also love teaching middle school students, where every day is a new adventure! In my free time, I enjoy being outdoors and taking walks, reading, and spending time with my family and friends. Email Mrs.McManus