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Elizabeth Miller

Associate Director, Content Design

Elizabeth Miller serves as Associate Director of Content Design on Turnaround for Children’s Research and Development Team. In her role, she designs high-quality content, tools and learning experiences that translate and apply the science of learning and development, build educator capacity, and spread the message of the importance of whole-child design. Elizabeth plays a key role in all aspects of the strategic development of Turnaround’s resources, including ongoing learning and continuous improvement based on varied data sources. She leads Turnaround’s Whole-Child Design Academy for teachers and contributes to Turnaround’s online resource hub by developing content and tools for the Knowledge, Skill and Mindset Building component of the Toolbox website. She works closely with members of the Building Educator Capacity and Mobilize the Field team to maximize impact for students. Elizabeth joined Turnaround in 2018 as a Curriculum Designer.

Prior to joining Turnaround, Elizabeth taught elementary school in the Cambridge (MA) Public Schools and the Boulder Valley (CO) Public Schools. Throughout her time teaching, Elizabeth worked to collaboratively develop experiential, project-based curriculum that provided holistic learning opportunities for her students.

Elizabeth earned an Ed.M. from the Harvard Graduate School of Education in mind, brain and education. Elizabeth also holds a B.A. from Wellesley College in American studies and education studies with a focus on the history of families and childhood in the United States.

What books have influenced you the most?

Both The End of Average by Todd Rose and Mindsight by Daniel Siegel impact the way I view my role as an educator. These works reframed my thinking about human potential and school design, propelling me to pursue a path that connects what we know about the developing mind and brain with what we do in schools.

What is the greatest invention of all time?

The telephone. My friends and family are spread around the country and world. I am so grateful to be able to connect in real time with the people I love regardless of the distance between us.

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