Elizabeth is an Atlanta native who lives in Decatur with her husband and two children. Her life path includes working at the Walden Early Childhood Program and The Emory Autism Resource Center Family Support Program. She has years of broad experience working with parents and family members on specialized teaching strategies as well as behavior management at home and school, also involving rewriting services in the learning process. She has cared for a younger sibling with special needs and understands the rewards and challenges each family at The Orion School experiences. Elizabeth is a talented artist and is delighted to share her passion for creating art with our students in Art Enrichment. Her gift has been obvious in the magical entries that Orion has had each year for the Atlanta Botanical Garden Scarecrows in the Garden Exhibit. Elizabeth is trained in Handwriting Without Tears, Yoga Kids, the Alert Program, and has represented Orion at CHADD’s Annual Conferences, as well as continued her professional learning in multiple ways including attending workshops on creating outdoor classrooms and gardens. She continues to expand our school garden and use our school grounds to enhance cross-curricular learning. As a Curriculum Enrichment Support Teacher Elizabeth does small group work implementing the curriculum with experiential learning activities in the K-3 Science and Social Studies classes. Elizabeth helps our students love and care for our growing menagerie of creatures; including a turtle, frog, snake, compost worms, guinea pig, fish, and chickens. Orion parents are always reassured by the knowledge and perspective Elizabeth can give that comes from her years of rich experiences and specialized training with complex children. She loves working with children and is always eager to share her wise judgment, multiple passions, empathy, and endless patience, with Orion students.