Mrs. Byrd

Grade: Kindergarten Room: 11 Position: Instructional Assistant

This is Elizabeth’s first year at Prairie Crossing Charter School and she is very excited to be a part of our team.  Elizabeth graduated from Lake Forest College in 2015 with a bachelor’s degree in Spanish and minors in education and Chinese.  During her college career she studied abroad twice: in the fall of 2013 in Granada, Spain where she student taught ESL to second graders, and in the spring of 2014 in Beijing, China where she completed an immersion program speaking only Mandarin Chinese Monday through Friday.

In her free time, she likes to learn new languages.  She takes American Sign Language courses during the summer and is learning German with her husband.  Elizabeth married her college sweetheart in the mountains of Glacier National Park this summer. The two of them love traveling nationally and internationally.  Last year, they toured several Spanish cities and in 2021 they will visit southern Germany.