Eliza teaches the Nature-based Early Childhood Curriculum course in the NbEC Certificate program at Antioch University – New England. She was raised in Deerfield, New Hampshire and now makes her home in Tunbridge, Vermont with her husband Keith and their two sons. Before teaching kindergarten in Quechee, Vermont, she taught young children in Zihuatanejo, Mexico, Chicago, Seattle and Fort Yukon, Alaska. She holds a bachelor’s degree from the University of Chicago, teacher certification from the Upper Valley Educators Institute and a master’s degree from New England College. She serves on the Tunbridge Conservation Commission and is on the Board of Directors of the Orange County Parent Child Center. On hiatus from the classroom, she supports teachers in cultivating nature-based play and learning for their students. She is the co-author of A Forest Days Handbook: Program Design for School Days Outside. She loves snow-rollers, jack-in-the-pulpits and indigo buntings.