About Liz

I earned my master’s degree in Special Education from Johns Hopkins University, where I had Dr. Larry Larsen as a professor and later a mentor. As a foster care special education advocate in DC, I presented in DC Superior Court over 200 times and testified at over 60 due process hearings. After having a daughter, I returned to my first love, teaching. I have chaired over 500 IEP meetings over the last 21 years as a Special Education teacher and team leader. I am currently certified as a Special Education teacher in Maryland and Virginia. In my free time, I enjoy doing calligraphy and watching too much Investigation Discovery.

Experience

Baltimore County-Self Contained Pre-K, Grade 2 Resource and Inclusion
DC- Grades 1-6 Resource and Inclusion, 3-4 Self Contained, Grade 9 Self Contained, 9-10 Inclusion, Foster Care Advocate
Fairfax County- 8th Grade Virtual Self Contained and Inclusion
Howard County- Grades 4-5 Resource and Inclusion, 9-12 Self Contained and Inclusion
Montgomery County- Grades K-5 Resource, Inclusion, and ESY, 6-8 Inclusion, 6-12 Acute Unit, RTC 9-12
Prince George’s County- Grades 1-6 Resource and Inclusion,  9-12 ESY

Presentations

NAMI Montgomery County Parent Basics Class- Be the Informed Parent: Navigating the IEP Process, 11/21

The ARC of Loudoun Parent Support Group- Strategies for Communication and Collaboration with IEP Teams, 12/21

Articles

Pathfinders for Autism Understanding FBAs and BIPs

Pathfinders for Autism Understanding the Different Types of IEP Meetings