Elizabeth is honored to be part of the Short Ave teaching staff! She is a proud Minneangeleno- hailing from the good lands of Minneapolis, MN, she and her husband have been living in Los Angeles for 6 years. This is her 9th year teaching and her 2nd year at Short Ave. She earned a BS in Early Childhood Education from UW Stout and an MS in Elementary Education from CSU Fullerton. Her educational philosophy is all about educating the whole child through a play-based curriculum while focusing on social and emotional development to support happy children. Outside of school you can find her playing with her dog and two cats, hanging out with friends and husband, or reading a good science fiction book.