Elizabeth Cieri is Executive Director of Communications and Development, working with teachers, principals, and administrators to develop strategies for strengthening teaching and increasing student achievement. Elizabeth is also a key member of the planning team for the Beyond School Hours conference, developing programming for the three-and-a-half day professional learning experience.
Before joining Foundations in 2014, Elizabeth spent over fifteen years working in the School District of Philadelphia as a classroom teacher, instructional reform facilitator, site-based literacy leader, and academic coach. Elizabeth earned a Master’s degree in Education at Saint Joseph’s University in Philadelphia and a Bachelor’s degree in Communication and Theatre from Alma College in Alma, Michigan. Elizabeth also holds teacher certifications in Elementary Education and Middle School English.
Elizabeth loves to travel; as a teenager, she spent a year in Finland as an exchange student. Although she no longer remembers much of the language, she can still count to ten in Finnish. Elizabeth is also a foodie who loves exploring the Philadelphia food scene. Her favorite destination is Italy, where she can combine her love of travel with her love of great food!