Director of Education
Joined Kroka: 2021
Education: MA Reading Specialist, Teachers College Columbia University
Bio:Liz grew up exploring the woods and waters behind her house in the D.C. suburbs, rehabilitating injured animals, and donating all of her allowance to conservation groups. In college she dove into outdoor education and began leading trips and managing gear for VCU’s outdoor program. After college, Liz worked for the Student Conservation Association as an Americorps volunteer in the Adirondacks then as a trail crew leader. She led a variety of wilderness and service trips in California, Washington, Alaska and all around the East coast.Liz worked at North Country School for over a decade as a farm intern, science and English teacher, houseparent, coach, trip leader, mask maker, costumer, 9th grade team leader, secondary school placement coordinator, and reading specialist. She pursued graduate credits from Goddard College, earned her MA in Applied Educational Psychology as a Reading Specialist from Columbia University, and received her teaching certifications for English and as Reading Specialist. Liz has managed a high altitude farm and goat cheese cooperative in Telluride, Colorado, ridden her bike 1500 miles across the West, and was a field researcher for a loon conservation program in the ADKs (one of her all time favorite jobs). She lives in Westminster West, Vermont with her husband and two kids, is a student and teacher of yoga and meditation, and tends to her two very wily lady goats and her beloved 3-legged dog.
Favorite things about Kroka: the mission, the vision, the passion staff and alumni have for Kroka, the fantastic faux animal heads in the farm house, and the farm, of course
Personal Passions: adventuring and traveling with my family, growing food and herbs for tea, stinging nettle, art, yoga, reading good writing, and being in water and in the mountains