Elizabeth Sofroniou was born in Astoria, Queens and later moved to Westchester County. After high school, Elizabeth headed south to attend the University of Delaware where she later received a Bachelor’s Degree in Early Childhood Education. Throughout her 4 years at the University of Delaware, Elizabeth worked in both Montessori and Reggio Emilia based schools where she practiced student-centered and constructivist approaches to learning. Elizabeth also served as a Girl Scout Troop Leader and participated in the Best Buddies nonprofit organization.

After graduating from the University of Delaware, Elizabeth returned to Westchester to continue her education. She attended Manhattanville College where she then received a Master’s Degree in Childhood Education and Special Education. During her graduate studies, Elizabeth participated in a teaching internship at Mount Kisco Elementary School, which allowed her to work in classrooms ranging from K-5. As a strong believer in community, Elizabeth also became involved with the nonprofit organization, Neighbors Link of Northern Westchester, where she was given the opportunity to work with immigrant families and English Language Learners through after school and summer programs.

After graduating from Manhattanville College, Elizabeth traveled to Cape Town, South Africa where she spent her summer volunteering at a school in an impoverished community. She worked alongside local teachers to support all students in English, Mathematics, Life Skills, and South African studies. This opportunity allowed Elizabeth to expand her creativity and flexibility, as she provided engaging learning experiences despite limited resources.

Elizabeth then began her official teaching career at a public school in the South Bronx where she taught 5th grade and served as director of the Drama Club. Elizabeth is now looking forward to joining the PS 527 community and 4th grade team!