Elisabeth Sharber joined the Hope Academy team as an English teacher in February 2022. She attended Messiah College and graduated with a bachelor’s degree in English with a concentration in writing. She holds minors in political science and psychology.
As an English teacher, she works with students in English class, Etymology, Composition, Creative Writing and Poetry. She also develops curriculum and works to build positive relationships with students and families alike.
Before coming to Hope Academy, she worked at Frankfort High School in Franklin, Indiana and at Crossland Hills High School in Temple Hills, Maryland.
Elisabeth was inspired to join the Hope Academy team because of their attention to student-centered learning and development.
“Hope has a unique understanding of trauma and the whole self. Hope understands the importance of social emotional learning. In addition, Hope values teamwork and progress.”
She hopes her students feel empowered to lean into the power of words, writing and communication. She urges them to use these tools with purpose. She also hopes to model self efficacy and resiliency in light of difficult moments.
When she isn’t with her students, you can find her writing poetry and blogs, hiking, and spending time around trees and rivers. She is often deep in thought but she loves to laugh and joke around.