Deer Lakes

School District

Lisa Taliani


I currently teach Pre-AP English 9 and English Applications B; I am also the 9-12 Gifted Support Teacher.  This is my 31st year of teaching in the Deer Lakes School District. Previously, I have taught 7th grade Language Arts, 9th & 10th grade Academic, Advanced, and Honors English, and AP English Literature & Composition.  I have also served as a 7th and 8th grade Gifted Support Teacher.
I live in West Deer with my husband, Craig, who is a History teacher at DLHS. Our oldest daughter, a graduate student at Gannon University, graduated from Deer Lakes in 2016; our youngest daughter is a 2019 DL graduate and is a sophomore at Duquesne University.  

Craig and I enjoy working in the community in which we live, and, as a family, we take great pride in public education and being DL Lancers!
“We read to know that we are not alone.” — C.S. Lewis


Course Syllabus & Weekly Lesson Plans: See Google Classroom


Lisa Taliani
Pre-AP English 9
English Applications B 
9-12 Gifted Support
163 East Union Road
Cheswick, PA  15024

Phone: (724) 265-5320 Ext. 2212
Fax: (724) 265 - 3970

Office Hours:

Mon., Tues., Th., & Fri.: 9-10AM 
Wed.: 10AM-5:45PM
GATE Resource: 4th & 9th Periods 

Joined Deer Lakes:



Bachelor of Science in Education, English Certification
 --Clarion University of PA, 1988
Graduate Work: Literature & Language Studies
 --Clarion University
 --Slippery Rock University
 --Middlebury College: Bread Loaf School of English