Elizabeth is currently working towards her PhD in early intervention leadership at the University of Connecticut’s Neag School of education. Elizabeth has a bachelor of fine arts in painting from Syracuse University, and a Master of Arts in early childhood special education from the University of Colorado. She has worked in the field of early childhood since 1991. Her multiple professional roles include that of a classroom teacher, special education teacher, and a developmental therapist. She has experience working directly with young children and their families in both community early childhood settings, the public school, and in Connecticut’s birth to three system. She is currently supporting the staff at UCONN’s University Center for Excellence in Developmental Disabilities in their work with local school districts, around the implementation of a teaching model that targets the social and emotional development of preschool children. Elizabeth’s area of interest includes exploring how to best teach, and train early childhood personnel, so they are able to employ the consistent use of evidence-based practices for working with young children with disabilities and their families.