Welcome to 7th grade ELA! My name is Elizabeth O'Connor. The 2015-2016 school year will be my first year teaching at Northeast Middle School and I am beyond excited! I am also an advisor for the newly-created Culture Club at Comstock High School. I graduated from Grand Valley State University in 2013 with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Secondary Education and English. After graduation, I moved to Arizona to teach tenth grade English at Youngker High School. Although we loved the mountains, palm trees, and heat, my family and I quickly decided to move back to our home state where I began teaching at Lighthouse Academy in Grand Rapids, Michigan as the Reading Specialist for grades 6-12. Currently, I am pursuing my graduate degree at Western Michigan University.
I live in Portage with my husband (who teaches at Comstock High School) and our four-year-old daughter, Claire. Between teaching and taking graduate classes, I spend a lot of time with my family and friends. I am most passionate about traveling to new destinations and coffee.