Elizabeth Smith, M.Ed., CALP

Reading Therapy Practitioner
Master of Arts in Teaching, Pre-kindergarten – Fifth Grade: Louisiana State University
Certified Academic Language Practitioner (CALP): Academic Language Therapy Association (ALTA)

Elizabeth joined Brighton’s elementary team in 2018 teaching second grade. Prior to Brighton, Elizabeth taught second grade at Children’s Charter School in Baton Rouge for five years.  In her quest to meet the needs of all her students, Elizabeth has been trained in three Orton-Gillingham methods including Sequential English Education, The Association Method and Phonics First.  In addition, Elizabeth has received extensive teaching in embedding Montessori style practices in her classroom and is presently working on completing the requirements for certification as a Certified Academic Language Therapist. Her goal for her classroom is to establish a culture of belonging, significance, and fun in her students. Elizabeth strives to engage all students in active learning through small group and center-based learning experiences.