Mrs. Lisa Underwood

Phone: 919-894-7161


Degrees and Certifications:

BS Degree in Elementary Education from East Carolina University

Mrs. Lisa Underwood

Welcome to my McGees Crossroads Elementary (MCES) website!  My name is Lisa Underwood, and I am a second grade teacher.  I have been teaching for 22+ years.  I began my teaching career in Greenville, North Carolina shortly before graduation from East Carolina University.  I graduated with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Elementary Education.  I worked two years at South Greenville Elementary and taught second and third grade.  During those two years, I met my soon-to-be-husband, who resided in Wake Co., so I moved to begin planning our wedding.  We were married in July 1999, and as soon as I returned from my honeymoon, I was hired at McGees Crossroads Elementary to start the 1999-2000 school year.  My husband, Wayne and I have two healthy, smart, and beautiful girls. They both attend Johnston County Public Schools and are very successful academically and athletically.  

In my free time, I love going to Lake Gaston, Myrtle Beach, snow skiing, water skiing, boating, playing golf, attending church, watching football and traveling.  Our two girls are very active so we are constantly on the move.  Our younger daughter plays club soccer, basketball and soccer for MXMS.  Our older daughter is a Senior this year and plays in the West Johnston marching band.  Family time is extremely important to my husband and I.  I am not one for sitting still for very long and neither are our girls.  As we see it, we get one chance at parenting and raising our children, getting them involved on teams, clubs, and at church.  As parents, we intend to be as involved as we possibly can.  

This is going to be an awesome school year and I look forward to getting to know each of my students and their parents.


Yours in education,

Mrs. Lisa Underwood



  • Mrs. Underwood's Schedule 


    8:15-9:00                Arrival/Morning Work

    9:00-9:30                Fundations

    9:30-10:00              Reading (whole group)

    10:00-11:00            Guided Reading (flex groups)

    11:00-11:30            Lunch     

    11:30-12:00            Writing                                                                                                                       

    12:00-12:30            Social Studies/Science

    12:30-1:45              Math

    1:45-2:15                Recess

    2:15-2:25                Snack/DEAR TIME

    2:30-3:20                Specials

    3:30                         Dismissal Begins


    Enhancement Schedule

    Day 1-Music

    Day 2-Computer Lab

    Day 3-Art

    Day 4-PE

    Day 5-Tech

    Day 6-Media


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