Degrees and Certifications:
Mrs. Lizzie Vansant
Lizzie Vansant grew up in Birmingham where her passion for education began. As a child, she observed several incredible educators, including her mom who has recently retired from teaching elementary school.
Mrs. Vansant obtained a Bachelor's degree from Auburn University (War Eagle!) and a Master's degree in Collaborative Education from UAB (Go Blazers!). She has served as a Special Education teacher and a Special Education aide at Cherokee Bend for 7 years before serving as the school's Literacy Coach. Throughout her career, Lizzie has sought out professional development opportunities in the area of literacy. She is Orton-Gillingham trained, has recently completed her Teaching Level Certification of MSLE training, and is working towards obtaining her LETRs certification.
In her free time, she enjoys spending time with her husband, Dane, and their 2 kids - Dax (4) and Ellis (2). They enjoy spending time outside with their dogs, Sadie and Gabby.
Mrs. Vansant is looking forward to another wonderful year at The Bend! Go Chiefs!