Elizabeth Eisnitz is an elementary reading specialist with 20 years of teaching experience. Her extensive literacy training and proven research-based methodologies are the foundation she draws on to help her students become successful readers and writers.
Elizabeth began her career as a prekindergarten teacher and went on to teach kindergarten through fifth grade. Elizabeth has taught the gamut, from typical students to special needs, English learners, learning disabled students and students most at-risk for reading failure. Elizabeth understands that different children have discrete needs and she tailors her approach accordingly to enable each child to achieve success. Elizabeth’s efforts have not gone unnoticed. She has received many honors, including being named Teacher of the Year and winning the Model Classroom Award in her school.
After a decade of classroom teaching, Elizabeth decided to follow her passion for early literacy. In 2005, she trained to be a Reading Recovery specialist. In this role, Elizabeth worked collaboratively with classroom teachers and academic coaches to ensure the students received expert, individualized reading instruction. Elizabeth also spent several years teaching at-risk children how to read and write. Elizabeth’s students saw marked increases in their standardized test scores and reading levels. As a result of this success, Elizabeth was asked to lead professional development workshops to direct and inform other teachers about the Reading Recovery tactics she employed. Elizabeth currently works as a Primary Literacy Teacher which is a special position created for her to reach and help a broader group of children.
Elizabeth earned a BA in Communications from the University of Connecticut and a Master of Education in Learning Disabilities from Georgia State University. She also has a Reading Endorsement from the Graduate School of Education at Georgia State University. Elizabeth lives in Buckhead and enjoys hiking with her dogs, Stella and Dunkin.