Liz joined A Shared Vision in 2020 as an Early Intervention Teacher of the Visually Impaired. She also works part time as a Teacher of Students with Visual Impairments and an Orientation and Mobility instructor for the St. Vrain Valley School District and has been there since 2016. Before she took time off to raise her family, she taught Spanish at a middle school in Colorado Springs and in Bangkok, Thailand.
She discovered her TVI career almost ten years ago when her daughter attended the preschool at Anchor Center for Blind Children. “I didn’t know TVIs existed before then,” explains Liz. Unlike teaching in the classroom, Liz enjoys early intervention because she works one on one with the students and their families in their homes. “I believe strongly that parents and caregivers know their children best and we have so much to learn from them.”
Liz also enjoys teaching orientation and mobility. “Movement and independence are critical for every person and I like being able to tailor it to each individual’s needs,” explains Liz.
Liz’s third passion is language. She is fluent in four languages, including English, Spanish, French and Swedish – and can converse in Thai and Italian. She is looking forward to working with A Shared Vision’s Spanish-speaking families!