Elizabeth has called Colorado home for 20 years, moving here from Dayton, Ohio 4 days after she graduated from college. She holds a BS in Hearing in Speech Sciences and a minor in Psychology from Ohio University. She has enjoyed her experiences over the years working with both the elderly and school age populations. After moving here, Elizabeth started working in healthcare where she planned and implemented programs for seniors. She specialized in Alzheimer’s and Dementia care educating families on how to communicate with and engage their memory impaired loved one in meaningful activities. Later she helped start a non-profit hospice where she managed volunteers and educated the Denver community about communicating and supporting patients at the end of life; definitely one of her passions.
Elizabeth and her husband, Reed, have 2 little boys, Jack and Henry and 2 dogs, Oliver & Elsie. When it came time for Jack to start Kindergarten, they knew Cherry Hills Christian was the best place for their family. The loving and devoted staff, Christ Centered learning and community feel was perfect to nurture their children’s love for Jesus for years to come!
After staying home with her boys for 6 years, she felt that God was calling her to become more involved in the CHCS community. After lots of prayer, the opportunity came up for Elizabeth to join the CHCS staff in the Academic Services department as a Learning Specialist. This was a big career change, but has been a huge blessing in so many ways! She loves being able to use her experience and skills in language acquisition with young students now.
Elizabeth is starting her 3rd year as a Learning Specialist with CHCS where she works mainly with PreK & Kindergartners. She finds such joy in helping these young students work on various language development skills to help them build a solid foundation for reading and love of learning. Working 1:1 with students allows her to really get to know kids and their families, build confidence in them and remind them that they are wonderfully made and one of God’s masterpieces.
Elizabeth loves reading, taking walks and playing games with her family.
Her favorite verse is: 1 Thessalonians 5:16-18, “Rejoice always, pray without ceasing, In everything give thanks; for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus for you.”