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Elizabeth Latimer

Biography

I was born and raised in Northern California. I spent my whole childhood outside and because of that, I love being active today. Running, hiking, skiing, golfing, tennis, anything! Get me moving outside and I am happy. I travel whenever possible and love relaxing with a good book in my spare time. Unless I am playing games with my family in my spare time (which is hardly ever relaxing).

Education

  • University of Notre Dame, South Bend IN

Favorite Quote/Fun Fact

“A ship is safe in its harbor, but that’s not what ships are made for.”

Why do you teach? What is the impact you hope to make on students?

I am lucky enough to see the daily magic that happens at Roycemore between the students and their teachers. Their interactions are genuine and caring. However, faculty also expect a lot from their students. Those students often rise to the challenge, building grit and confidence along the way. This motivates me to put 100% effort into everything I do, especially when I see students of all ages trying their hardest, day in and day out.

Why Roycemore?

I applied to Roycemore because I was intrigued by the school’s progressive philosophy, and their desire to uphold pragmatic values within a progressive model, which is something I value as an educator. The more I learned about Roycemore during my first year, I realized I was walking back into a school very similar to my own experience in Idaho. I joined a school that values hands-on experiences and encourages students to have ownership of their learning; one where any idea is valid and any way to get to a solution is acceptable. I realized I joined a school where learning can look different depending on the student, where teachers communicate and work together, where seniors may be teaching third graders, or first graders teaching sophomores. I value the relationships formed by interacting with parents daily as they drop children off, or pick them up, in the classroom. Roycemore is a family atmosphere where everyone is working together; it is a place I proudly call home.