Elizabeth Calhoon

Elizabeth is an Educational Leader with K-20 experience, Google Certified Teacher-Administrator, Sony Education Ambassador, Manager of Instructional Technology & Online Learning in the Silicon Valley and Lead Learner in the San Francisco Bay Area. Elizabeth started as a crossing guard and moved on to work as an Elementary school instructional aide for regular education and special education students. She did this as she earned her university degrees from California State University, East Bay. Elizabeth was a writing tutor at CSU, East Bay before earning her English and Psychology degrees, drawn to research about learning theories and memory retention.

Elizabeth taught all levels of English, from remedial to Advanced Placement and acting as Newspaper Advisor, Mock Trial Coach and English-Language Arts Curriculum Leader. She then earned her Master's in Educational Leadership and became a site administrator and instructional leader at the high school level, and then the middle school level. She is now an educational leader, focusing on Common Core implementation, curriculum and instruction, special education, data analysis and educational technology.

She holds the following distinguished honors: Google Certified Teacher, CUE Lead Learner, Sony Education Amabassador, ISTE (International Society for Technology in Education) SIGILT (Special Interest Group: Innovative Learning Technologies) Member at Large, Lead 3.0 Conference Planning Committee CUE Representative (Lead 3.0 is a California state-wide conference, collaboratively produced by CUE, ACSA and TICAL), FableVision Ambassador, and Leading Edge Certification Professional Developer.

She has an unquenchable thirst for learning and increasing access for all adults and students. She loves her family (which includes her dog and cat), all music and leveraging scarce resources into empowering tools for all learners.

Photo Credit: Ken Shelton @K_Shelton