Director and Co-Founder
Elizabeth directs IFSEL’s Consulting and Schools Program which provides professional learning for schools and districts nationally and worldwide. Elizabeth is passionate about supporting educators and brings decades of experience teaching, developing programs, consulting on strategy and systems work, and leading learning organizations through all stages of growth. Prior to her work at IFSEL, Elizabeth co-founded and served as Executive Director at GirlVentures, a nonprofit dedicated to inspiring adolescent girls to develop leadership and social emotional learning through outdoor adventure, creative arts, and collective action. Elizabeth has been a classroom teacher, SEL specialist, school counselor, wilderness instructor, and yoga/mindfulness teacher. She is an avid reader and lifelong learner who has been studying SEL in various forms for decades. Elizabeth earned her M.Ed at the Harvard Graduate School of Education and teaching credentials from San Francisco State University; she’s certified to teach yoga, mindfulness, and nature-based meditation. All of these experiences, as well as her journey parenting two young adults and many rescue dogs, inform her unique approach to working with young people, educators, schools, and districts.