Middle School Special Education Teacher
High school graduated from: Kickapoo Area Schools
College: Elizabeth earned her Bachelor’s degree from the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater in Communication and Sciences Disorders with a Human Services Foundation minor. She is working on her Master’s in Special Education with a Cross-Categorical Emphasis and plans to graduate in May 2020.
Previous employment: Elizabeth has previously worked as an after school tutor for students placed on the autism spectrum, a sales associate at the Shoe Box in Black Earth, a Farmer Relations Temp at Organic Valley in La Farge, and a coach for Kickapoo 8 and 12 & under softball.
Hobbies/Free time interests: I am the oldest of five children, so I find my interests to be vast. Sitting by the campfire, training my puppy Izzie, and attending my siblings’ athletic and art events is quite fulfilling. I enjoy crafting, decorating, and meeting new people.
What attracted you to apply at MP Schools? MP clearly is vested in making each and every student successful, which goes hand in hand as to why I dreamed of becoming a teacher. I cannot wait to be able to show students how to push themselves academically and find personal successes. I look forward to contributing to the successful community of learning already in place. I am excited to be a part of a rural community that is forward thinking, yet founded in strong family values and tradition. This drew me to not only MP Schools, but its charming community as a whole.
Quotable: My undergraduate studies in Communication and Sciences Disorders and Human Service Foundations provides me with a unique academic background that I can apply not only to a teaching position, but also the human services background. Completing my Master’s degree has provided me with the opportunity to join a community of professionals that share the same passions as myself.
Outside of work and studying while at UW-Whitewater, I was member of several organizations including the Delta Zeta sorority and National Student Speech Language Hearing Association. Delta Zeta has further developed my organizational skills from alumnae and peer interactions, along with leadership opportunities when I held an executive board position. My public speaking and collaboration skills were also tested and bettered due to the Delta Zeta sorority. The National Student Speech Language Hearing Association developed my professional networking skills and refined my soft skills, providing me with confidence to interact with others.
Along with my experience working with students and the elderly, I am proud of my extensive and varied work experience ranging from farm work to retail that has helped to build my work ethic and direct me more toward tasks and positions I enjoy. Previous work experience has allowed me to hone skills such as efficient and professional communication, management, and autonomous prioritization of tasks. I am excited to use my skills professionally at Mineral Point Middle School. Go Pointers!