Interesting Facts About Elizabeth...
Served as a Peace Corps Volunteer in South Africa
Lived in four different countries and taught in three countries
Completed high school in Switzerland
Raises chickens (currently adding another 25 chicks to the flock)
Met her husband playing ultimate frisbee
Taught herself how to program on an Apple IIe when she was 12 years old
Loves math, but more importantly, loves making math fun!
A seasoned educator, Elizabeth has taught in private, public and charter school settings serving wealthy and struggling communities. As a result, Elizabeth has a deep and broad understanding of how to differentiate curriculum so that all students show progress in a given lesson.
After graduating from Mount Holyoke College, Elizabeth worked in Educational Technology in Rhode Island. Following her Peace Corps Service in South Africa, Elizabeth earned her MA in Education from Harvard Graduate School of Education. Elizabeth then worked first as a middle school math teacher and then spear-headed the Intervention Program for SEED Public Charter School, a public boarding school in Washington, DC. During this time, Elizabeth also organized and led public, private and charter school students and teachers on a service learning trips to Ethiopia and Zambia.
While living in New Jersey, Elizabeth has taught in Homeschool Networks in Hunterdon and Somerset Counties in New Jersey, where she engages children of mixed abilities in real world math experiences. She utilizes a teaching model she learned while teaching math at Cramlington Learning Village in the United Kingdom. This model, derived from Alister Smith’s Accelerated Learning Cycle, connects student learning to real life, empowers students to take responsibility for their learning and engages students while challenging them to apply their learning.
In 2019, Elizabeth brought Bricks Bots and Beakers to the Skylands Region. Engaging her love of technology, Elizabeth now offers minds-on & hands-on educational STEAM classes and summer camps.
She is excited to provide you with unique math adventures and STEAM programs through Skylands Education.