Elizabeth H. Gibbs, Ph.D. earned her doctorate from the University of Florida. While at UF she was introduced to Learning Strategies, attended professional development at the University of Kansas and taught her first strategies. Elizabeth was mentored by Dr. Cecil Mercer and Dr. Stu Schwartz in Special Education with a focus in Learning Disabilities, Transition, and Educational Leadership. She holds her MA in Aural Rehabilitation and Social Sciences from the University of South Florida and her BA in Psychology from Florida State University.
Elizabeth taught at UF and UNC Charlotte and in school systems in Florida and NC. She has been a Title I Math instructor, taught students who are deaf, been a middle school Social Studies teacher and co-taught as a middle school Exceptional Children (EC) teacher in Language Arts and Math. She worked as an EC Program Specialist and coordinated the NC State Improvement Project (NCSIP) for reading and math in her LEA before going to work with the NC Department of Public Instruction (DPI) as a Literacy Consultant.
After several years with DPI, Elizabeth helped design and implement the NC Content Literacy Continuum (CLC) Project as Project Lead. The NC CLC Project is still active. Since she left DPI, Elizabeth continues to teach courses on Adolescent Literacy, Strategic Instruction Model (SIM) strategies and routines, and Reading Research to Classroom Practice across NC. In March, 2018, Elizabeth was awarded the NCSIP Project Director’s Exceptional Service Award. As a SIM Professional Developer in Learning Strategies and Content Enhancement Routines, Elizabeth has the rewarding opportunity to work with dedicated and committed teachers, administrators and other educational professionals.