Joaquin Moraga Intermediate School  Logo
Contact Us
Rules regarding cell phones Annual Goals 5th to 6th Grade Information Academic Integrity Allergy Info Attendance Bell & Daily Class Schedule Dress Code Emergency Preparedness Inter District Transfer/Open Enrollment Lockers Marauder of the Week Mission, Vision & Values Registration Resources School Accountability Report Card School Information Schoolloop Help Videos Student Handbook School Map School Supply List
After School Sports Info Directions Golf Track Spring Coed Volleyball Boys Volleyball Flag Football Cross Country Girls Volleyball Coed Soccer Girls Basketball Boys Basketball Softball Badminton
Clubs Core Electives English English Language Learner Foreign Language Library Math Physical Education Science Social Studies/History Special Education Student Support Services Computer Labs Health Curriculum Textbooks
Academic Contests Binder Hospital Creative Arts and Writing Contest Community Service Dances ECO Club (Environmental Conservation Organization) Garden Journalism Club: JM Expressions Lamorinda School Bus Program Lunchtime Activities On-Line Student Grades Parent Education Opportunities Peace, Love & Pancakes Peer Tutoring Safe School Ambassadors School Site Council Where Everyone Belongs (WEB) Wish List ZAP: Zeros Aren't Productive
Bridges Cotillion Dance Club Order Hot Lunch
iKind Program Climate Survey Results Safe School Ambassadors


Lisa Gruen

Lisa Gruen is a Sixth grade Core teacher at Joaquin Moraga. She is happily married to one of JM’s Physical Education teachers and mother of two.  This energetic, artistic, and gentle Hawaii-raised woman is a perfect example that the Aloha spirit can live outside the islands. She focuses on the whole child in her classroom and lends a patient hand in each of her students’ efforts towards reaching their developmental goals.       

Lisa moved from Oahu to attend Marymount College after high school.  Later, she transferred to Saint Mary’s college where she earned her Bachelor’s degree in Developmental Psychology and Teaching Credential.  She taught first and second grades at Hidden Valley Elementary School before she became a mother.  When her children were small, she enjoyed volunteering at her neighborhood school in Pleasant Hill.  In fact, she earned the Presidential Volunteerism Award in 2010 by helping create a school garden and computer lab, and also raising thousands of dollars to enrich their educational programs.  Her favorite events were the walk-a-thons, carnivals, and book fairs because she worked as a team with fellow parents and enjoyed watching the children participate in fun and productive events! In her free time, Mrs.Gruen enjoys nature, photography, travel, and cooking. As long as her family is with her, she is happy.