Learning Specialist, K-5
Parent of 8th Grader
Elyse is most passionate about connecting with, learning from, and teaching young people, especially when it comes to exploring learning differences and self-advocacy issues. She grew up on the East Coast and for the first half of her life considered herself a New Yorker. She studied Women’s Studies and Comparative Religion and received her Teaching Credential from Dartmouth College. She followed her brother to the West Coast right after college, craving a little independence, and has lived here ever since. For 9 years, she taught 3rd Grade at an alternative elementary school in Cupertino. During that time, she returned to school to enhance her teaching skills and better understand the diverse learning styles of her students. She received her Master’s in Special Education and her Education Therapy Credential from San Francisco State, and has been in Learning Services at The San Francisco School since 2001.
Elyse lives in Pacifica with her son Zac (7th Grade) and their two cats. She now considers herself more of a Californian than a New Yorker. She enjoys biking, hiking, and spending time outside, and she loves the community of students, teachers, and parents at SFS.