Elizabeth first joined JFF in 2009 as a Senior Instructional Coaching Training Specialist with our University Park Campus Institute where she designed face-to-face training materials for school leaders, online courses for instructional coaches around technology integration and wrote curriculum. Since mid 2010, Elizabeth has been collaborating with several clusters at JFF working with coaching, designing online tutorials and courses for instructional coaches around technology integration and writing curriculum for Early College High Schools including career exploration modules for middle school students and work-based learning curriculum. Prior to JFF, Elizabeth gained extensive instructional design and curriculum development experience with organizations that include Simmons College, Babson College, and Houghton Mifflin. She has taught high school equivalency courses with Somerville Public Schools and the Cambridge Community Learning Center. She has also managed the adult literacy/high school equivalency program at United South End Settlements. Elizabeth has contributed substantially to our body of knowledge and reputation for translating research-based designs and practices into products and processes for implementation within schools and classrooms.
As Director, Elizabeth will work across major high school improvement and teaching and learning initiatives at JFF, including Pathways to Prosperity, Early College Design Services, and Students at the Center. She will provide leadership in curating, producing, and implementing tools, guidebooks, technology, and other products—including in instructional strategies, curriculum alignment, work-based learning, and competency-based education—that support and guide replication of promising grade 9-14 pathways, early college and back on track designs, and other JFF-supported pathways. Elizabeth will also contribute to proposal development, funder relations, and provide strategic consultation, facilitation of stakeholder groups, and coaching to leaders at multiple sites to design and implement systems to build and sustain research-based improvements in instruction and JFF-supported pathways.
Elizabeth earned a B.F.A. in Writing, Literature and Publishing from Emerson College and her Masters from Harvard’s Graduate School of Education, Technology, Innovation and Education Program
Deeper Learning, Career and Technical Education, Career Pathways