Elizabeth started her career in education as a 4th grade teacher in Vermont. Throughout her seven years teaching, she specialized in literacy and social studies instruction. She worked hard to integrate technology into her classroom, incorporating innovative digital tools that enhanced the learning of all students. Furthermore, she made it her mission to build and foster a word-conscious classroom, blending vocabulary learning into every part of the school day.
While earning her Master’s Degree in Literacy at Saint Michael’s College, she focused her work on learning how to best build student’s vocabulary acquisition. She gained an expertise in this field, presenting at conferences and leading professional development workshops for teachers and administrators. With hopes to extend this love of words to teachers all over the world, she founded the blog Vocabulicious. This has been a highlight of her career! Here you can find research based, actionable vocabulary lessons and activities for classrooms K-12.
If she could be any fictional character from a children’s book, she would be Miss Rumphius because she was determined to make the world more beautiful, both with her kindness and by planting lupines that sprouted all around town.