Degrees and Certifications:
B.S. Spanish and Psychology - Virginia Commonwealth University (2007) M.A. American Studies - Saint Louis University (2013)
Ms. Elizabeth Herbert
Social Studies Department Chair
Hello! I am originally from Arlington, Virginia. I attended Virginia Commonwealth University where I earned a B.S. in Psychology and Spanish in 2007. I taught English as a Second Language in Leon, Nicaragua after college. I moved to St. Louis in 2011 to attend SLU where I earned an M.A. in American Studies, with a focus on the intersection of advertising, food studies, and gender. I completed coursework for my teaching certificate at UMSL.
For the 2022 -2023 school year, I am facilitating the Marshall Brennan Constitutional Literacy Program in collaboration with Washington University's School of Law, implementing a Restorative Justice Student Court, and serving as testing coordinator for our building.
I am passionate about making my students feel powerful in the classroom. My hope is that they will use this power outside of the school building to become advocates for hope, equality, and progress in their communities. I want my students to leave my class with a wider understanding of the forces, both visible and invisible, that shape our world today.
In my spare time, I enjoy cooking, visiting friends and family all around the country, and exploring St. Louis.