Lanessa comes to SJND from St. Elizabeth High School, where she taught ASL, Music Appreciation, Drama, and Chorus. She was also the Student Activities Coordinator. Prior to her years at SEHS, Lanessa taught middle school Music, Religion, PE, and Choir at De Marillac Academy in San Francisco. Lanessa earned a B.A. in Music from St. Xavier University in Chicago. Lanessa enjoys all Chicago sports, going to the beach, and has a twin sister who is also a teacher.