On the first day of kindergarten, Liz announced that she wanted to be a teacher when she grew up, and she’s never looked back. After earning an English Secondary Education degree as an Appalachian State University Teaching Fellow, Liz completed a Masters in British Literature at N.C. State University, where she taught English 101. After college, she held several different roles in education, working as a high school English teacher, a middle school Literacy Coach, an Instructional Coach with NC New Schools, and a district-level Curriculum Specialist. In addition to creating and delivering professional learning experiences to schools and districts, Liz has presented her work and professional development at the Shakespeare Institute, ISTE, the NC New Schools Summer Institute, and the High Schools That Work Conference.
With a passion for literacy, Liz enjoys supporting teachers in using reading and writing strategies as a vehicle for helping students learn content and develop the skills they’ll need for college, careers and life. Liz also loves exploring #EdTech options, and is a huge proponent of the flipped classroom model.
Liz lives in the greater Asheville area with her husband and son, where they spend all of their free time hiking.