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Exit Interview: Ms. Lisa Sawkar

It is the end of the school year which means that we will soon have to say goodbye to a few of our favorite teachers. This year, 17 middle school teachers are leaving and over the next 15 school days, The Direct Message will post an ‘Exit Interview’ that we conducted with each of these educators.

Check out all the Exit Interviews by clicking here: Exit Interviews

Ms. Lisa Sawkar

Years at AES: 3 years 2015-2017. Ms. Sawkar is not leaving AES but she is leaving middle school. Her family will stay in Delhi for one more year. 

Next Stop: Ms. Sawkar will be working in the AES HS as an IM1 and IM2 math teacher.

Courses Taught: Math 7, ES


What will you miss most about AES?

I am not leaving AES, but I am leaving the Middle School. I will miss seeing my own kid(s) in the hallways. I will also miss working with the MS math team.

What is the best part about being a teacher at AES?

The best part of being a teacher at AES is being a part of such a solid community. I sincerely enjoy the students and the teachers here. It’s a special place.

What are your plans for next year and what are your thoughts about this next step?

I will be working in the HS as an IM1 and IM2 math teacher. I am really excited to take this step.

How do you hope your students and colleagues will remember you?

I hope that my students remember all of the great math learning that they did this year. 🙂

What message would you like to leave for the community at AES?

Thanks for a great year!


What the students had to say.


YooJung Lee, Grade 7

What will you remember about Ms.Sawkar?

I will remember her way of teaching. I think I learned a lot from her math class. She made sure everyone understood everything.

What makes Ms. Sawkar unique?

She’s nice and also makes sure we are doing the right thing.

YunHee Lee, Grade 8

What will you remember about Ms.Sawkar?

I wasn’t in her math class but she traveled with us to Mathcounts. She was a nice chaperone.

What is a funny or memorable story that you have about Ms. Sawkar?

I remember when Ms. Sawkar gave us jelly and snack on Mathcounts. She took good care of us.

What makes Ms. Sawkar unique?

She has good handwriting and she’s a nice teacher.

JaeHyung Ahn, Grade 7

What will you remember about Ms. Sawkar?

I think I’m going to remember about how she helps her students, for example she gives us basic informations about what the test is going to be and she is giving hints about types of questions.

What makes Ms. Sawkar unique?

She cares about the students a lot and I like her class. She makes sure everyone understands everything.

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