Degrees and Certifications:
B.F.A. Communication Design, CSULB, Long Beach, California Alternative Certification Program - Region 10, Richardson, Texas: Special Education EC-12 General Education EC-4 ESL Core Subjects EC-6
Ms. Elizabeth Hunter-Dowd
I am from Los Angeles, California, and attended California State University at Long Beach, majoring in Communication Design. I worked for over 10 years in marketing communication before moving to Plano, Texas. When my own children were in elementary school, I returned to school to get my teaching certifications.
I have certifications in ESL, General Education EC-6, and Special Education EC-12. I am excited to continue working with my mighty Mathews ELLS as the ESL Specialist. Did you know that many Mathews students speak one of 25 languages other than English?
Previously, I taught in 4th-grade general education at Mathews for 2 years. Before that, I taught in special education for 15 years - 12 of which were at Mathews!
Both of my children grew up in PISD schools. Becky is a 4th-year veterinary student at Texas A&M College of Veterinary Medicine and will be graduating in May 2022. Brian has a BS in Meteorology from Texas A&M and is currently a marine weather forecaster/router with a global company in New York. He plans routes and monitors weather forecasts for commercial ships all over the world.
I have been married for 30 years to my husband, John. We love Aggies, animals, science and would rather be visiting a US national park than anywhere else in the world. We have a big, beautiful, and goofy Boxer dog named Copper.