Outstanding Catholic Educator
Assumption High School

Dr. Lisa C. Wieland

Lisa’s Catholic school experience began at two Jesuit colleges, Spring Hill College in Mobile,
Alabama, where she earned her undergraduate degree in English, followed by Marquette
University, where she gained her MA and Ph.D. in 20″ Century Literature. Along the way, she
embraced the Jesuit practice of “cura personalis” – care for the whole person — that would propel
her inspired career in Catholic education.

Deciding to teach at a small Catholic liberal arts college, Lisa arrived in Louisville in 1998 and
began her teaching career in the English Department at Spalding University. She later joined the
faculty at Assumption High School in 2003, where she quickly found that the Jesuit charism that
she so loved was beautifully intertwined with the mission of Sisters of Mercy.

For the next 18 years, Lisa would immerse herself in every aspect of the Assumption experience,
serving as an English instructor at every level and developing both the Advanced Placement
and Dual Credit English programs. She has also served as an adviser to the school newspaper,
worked in Campus Ministry as the ARISE Mission Trip Coordinator, and serves as a leader in
the Respect Life Club and Senior Retreat program.

From 2012 to 2018, Lisa also taught as an adjunct faculty member at Bellarmine University in the College of Communications.

Lisa and her husband, John, have two children, Leo and Lucy, and are members of St. Francis of Assisi parish.