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Elizabeth Porter NBCT, M.Ed

Helping teachers, students, and families foster brain-friendly learning partnerships to increase student engagement in diverse classroom environments to develop higher-order thinking skills.

Elizabeth Porter is a National Board Certified Teacher with a Master’s Degree in Elementary Education and a Bachelor’s in French and Applied Linguistics (ELL). Elizabeth also holds a French Degree in called a DEUG Français Langue Étrangère (FLE) from the Université de Caen in Normandy, France. 

Elizabeth began her career teaching elementary and middle school English in Normandy France, then returned to the United States in 2002 where she taught for three years at the French Immersion School of Washington. Elizabeth then taught high school French and was a World Languages Curriculum Specialist in Washington State and Iowa. She has over 20 years of experience working in education. She opened Bon Voyage World Languages Academy in 2016, a non-profit online language school with the mission of fostering open minds and compassionate hearts through linguistic and global education. 

Elizabeth is the author of “Pathways to Language Fluency: Changing How We Think About Language in the United States,” and “The Performance Based Solution.” She writes a Performance-Based Learning curriculum for World Languages, Social Studies, and English Language Arts that integrates Global Citizenship Education, Social Justice, and Culturally Responsive Practices. Elizabeth also writes a blog focusing on best practices in education to foster a more equitable and empathic world. Elizabeth is a dynamic teacher who is passionate about language, education, and how our brains are naturally wired for learning. 

Elizabeth has a passion for travel and connecting with other humans around the world.  She travels around the world and facilitates educational travel experiences for others that connect humans to each other.  Elizabeth believes in choice in education, she is a homeschool mom to her older son Daniel, and "Worldschools" both her children. 

Elizabeth lives in Washington State with her husband David, her two sons Daniel and Noah, and her dog Oscar. She loves France and all things French.