Elisabeth Shuba, M.Ed., has taught for the Department of Defense Education Activity (DoDEA) for 12 of her 22 years in education. She currently serves as the ESOL teacher at Ramstein Intermediate School on Ramstein Air Base, Germany. In addition to teaching ESOL, Elisabeth serves as the district ESOL PLC facilitator and provides professional learning to other ESOL teachers in collaboration with the district office. While assigned to Mannheim, Germany, she taught Kindergarten, ESOL, and Preschool Services for Students with Disabilities.

Before joining DoDEA, Elisabeth taught in Fairfax County, VA, and Poudre School District, Fort Collins, CO. Her classroom experiences included Inclusive Head Start and creating a new Dual Language Two-way Immersion Spanish/English program. After completing a BA in International Relations from Roanoke College, Elisabeth worked in International Educational Development for several years before pursuing a master’s degree with licensure in education. She joined the third UTEEM cohort at George Mason University to earn an M. Ed in Curriculum and Instruction. She holds teaching certifications including Preschool Services for Students with Disabilities, Elementary Education PK-3, ESOL K-12, and Spanish in Elementary School. UTEEM’s focus on teacher collaboration and working with diverse learners has been the driving force behind Elisabeth’s educational practice and pedagogy. Collaboration and co-teaching can provide all students with access to differentiated learning opportunities. Inclusion, access, and equity through collaboration and co-teaching continue to be at the core of her educational work in the classrooms she supports.

TOY Ramstein IS
Ms. Elisabeth Shuba 3rd-5th Grade ESOL Teacher
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