As a third student at Greenwood Charter School our time is spent exploring topics related to animal adaptations, the water cycle, and education around the world. Our teachers specialize which gives students access to instruction from experts in the fields of ELA/reading and math/science. Students read both informational text and literature pieces on a variety of topics and use these pieces as models to guide our writing. We will also sharpen our skills in multiplication, division, and telling time.
I am Liz Hallabrin. I am a second year teacher. I taught 6th grade last year in the Ogden area, so 3rd grade is an exciting new adventure! Your students will give me a chance to grow in the profession and to become a better teacher for all types of students. I completed my undergraduate degree in 2019 from Kent State University (Go Flashes!) back home in Ohio. I completed my course work in nonprofit studies and was ready to change the world.
I moved to Utah spontaneously about 3 years ago with my partner. In Salt Lake City, I started as a Playwork coach, a teacher promoting social emotional learning through play. Because of all my experiences from Playworks, I decided to attend Westminster and get into the classroom by finishing my Masters of Teaching degree. I continued my education at Westminster and am finishing my Masters in Education focusing on Trauma, Resilience, and Restorative Justice.
I am an avid reader. I enjoy keeping up on the latest research on leadership, trauma, and educational policy. When I am not studying, writing, or teaching, I am watching the Colorado Avalanche’s Stanley Cup run, being disappointed by the Cleveland Browns, or kayaking with my dog Gretzky. My partner and I love to travel and explore. Since moving to the mountain west, we have been hiking in any and all the national parks we can get to on the weekends.
We are born makers. We move what we’re learning from our heads to our hearts through our hands.