Elizabeth is a Biology, Chemistry and Physics Teacher at Washington High School in Washington, Missouri. She has a Bachelor’s and Master’s Degree from Truman State University. She has been the National Education Association President for the School District of Washington for the past 4 years.
Elizabeth has been the sponsor of Science Club for many years and participates in the Mastodon Regional Arts and Sciences Fair. She has taken students and projects to the Intel International Science and Engineering Fair, the International Sustainable World (Engineering Energy Environment) Project Olympiad, and Genius Olympiad where they have won many special awards. She has also fielded teams for Central Methodist Science Quiz Bowl competitions.
Elizabeth is a member and current president of Washington National Education Association, a member of Science teachers of Missouri (STOM), and National Science Teachers Association (NSTA). She has presented at the STOM conference the past 2 years, attended the ASM- Materials Science workshop in Kansas City, attended the Nuclear Science workshop at Mizzou, and has attended regional and national NSTA conferences. Elizabeth is in her second year in the PhD in Curriculum and Instruction online program at Texas Tech, and had completed the 2nd level of Teaching and Learning for Technology Program offered by the district. She also has completed the Central Methodist METS for the middle grades professional development seminar and has attended the AP Biology and AP Physics summer training session from the Washington University PARC seminars.
Elizabeth enjoys working with her students on various science fair opportunities. She also runs yearly canoeing and caving trips to Meramec State park and last year canoed 17 miles on this science club field trip. In her free time she enjoys spending time with her family at the Missouri Botanical Garden.