Elizabeth Foster Paul

1110 Edisto Drive Spartanburg, South Carolina 29302

Cell: 864-706-8484


  • International teacher trainer: trained teachers in Marondera, Zimbabwe (summer 2011); Varanasi, India (summer 2012); Bangkok, Thailand (summer 2013) in 21st century instructional techniques, classroom management and active reading strategies.
  • Twenty-six years teaching experience in grades 2-12 with masters degrees in history and reading
  • Strong communication skills, conducting workshops for faculty, parents, students and statewide organizations
  • Internationally-minded with extensive travel experience
  • Program organizer: developed a summer reading program, “Active Reading and Learning Strategies” for students grades 1-9
  • Developed a district sponsored class called “21st Learning Strategies” for middle school students.

Experience, Training and Awards


  • Recipient, Fulbright-Hayes Grant, studying the Middle East Crisis in Israel and Egypt for 45 days
  • Teacher trainer in Zimbabwe and India. (summers 2011-2012) Worked with teachers and students in the classrooms and conducted staff development workshops
  • International Baccalaureate Teacher (four year training program)
  • “Technology in the Classroom” workshop: semester course on incorporating technology to enhance learning
  • Mel Levine’s 45-hour workshop, “All Kinds of Minds,” understanding the differences in learning
  • Responsive Design workshop: 40 hour workshop focusing on classroom management, building classroom community, and student engagement.
  • Speaker, District Workshop, “ A Creative Approach to Teaching Social Studies”
  • Researched and compiled an educational guide on “Changes in Eastern Europe,” distributed through ArtsCenter to Spartanburg County Schools
  • Speaker, ConverseCollege, “Teaching Opportunities and Educational Enrichment Ideas”
  • Speaker, Georgia Council of Social Studies Annual Convention, “Israel: Past and Present”
  • Teacher, KennesawCollege Summer Program, “Japanese Culture and Current Issues”
  • Debate Team Coach, middle and high school
  • Chairman, Receptionist Committee, Overseas school conference, Tokyo, Japan
  • Nominee, National Outstanding Educator Award
  • Faculty travel coordinator for international and national field trips. Organized and escorted educational trip to Japan, Spartanburg Day School (Summer 2009) Grades 8-11.
  • District 7 Literacy Team Training
  • Host for visiting educators and guests from foreign countries:  Rabia, Jordanian Fulbright Scholar; and Masha Hamilton, author of  The Camel Bookmobile
  •  Certificate  in gifted and talented education ( course work: 2011-2012)
  •  Former board member, Haven Homeless Shelter
  • Mobile Meals volunteer

Professional Experience


McCracken Middle School                                                         8/11 to present

     Eighth grade history

Seventh-Eighth grade, current events class


Jesse Boyd Elementary School                                                   8/10 to 5/11


Sixth grade all subjects

Spartanburg Day School                                                             8/06 to 5/10


Eighth grade English, 7th and 8th grade history

Dorman High School                                                                    8/05 to 5/06


Ninth grade history and debate coach

Pine Street Elementary                                                                 8/98 to 5/05


Sixth grade all subjects

Sprayberry High School                                                                8/85 to 5/88


World History, world geography, contemporary affairs, psychology

Mabry Middle School                                                                    9/81 to 5/85


Seventh grade world cultures, reading and gifted program

International School of the Sacred Heart, Tokyo, Japan           9/79 to 5/81

Second Grade Teacher

Newington Elementary School                                                      8/76 to 5/79

Third/Fourth Grade Teacher

Educational Background

 Converse College

Masters plus 30 hours, History

Georgia State University

Masters Certificate in Social Studies

Emory University

Middle East Institute, Teacher Training in Middle Eastern Studies

The Citadel

Masters of Education, Reading Specialist

University of South Carolina

Bachelor of Arts in Elementary Education




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