Lisa Gathard
54, Toledo, Ohio

What do you do for work?
Two part-time jobs: Founder of a charter school that serves 320 highly economically-disadvantaged children in grades K-6 and document preparation and family support for ICE (immigration) detainees in the Youngstown, Ohio Detention Facility.

Last great book you read?
All the Rivers by Dorit Rabinyan.

Greatest new discovery?
Coursera – I’m taking an amazing class on New York School painters.

Tell us something surprising about yourself.
I have eight children.

Vices?
An afternoon power nap, no matter where I am.

Most successful New Year’s resolution?
Try something new every month.

Biggest parenting fail?
Losing four of my kids in the Forbidden City in Beijing (without a cell phone).

Best parenting advice?
Never yell. When you are really angry, whisper.

Favorite thread?
I have two that brought tears to my eyes: All the amazing Woolfers who offered their services free to others and the Woolfers who volunteered to be surrogate moms to college kids in their area.

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