Meet our Principal

 

 

Elizabeth Spier

 

Elizabeth Spier- Principal Timberline Middle School

I am so excited to become part of the dynamic community of Timberline Middle School. Working alongside dedicated teachers, I can show my passion for education and share my experience in the field. I bring a unique blend of leadership, inclusionary practices, and compassion to the school community.

As I embark on the TMS journey, I will share my strong belief in the transformative power of learning. Through my years in the profession, I have seen how a high commitment to equitable educational access and close attention to social/emotional well-being can propel a student during their time in school.  While I earned a Bachelor’s degree in English Literature, I started my career in education as a paraprofessional in a special education classroom. Enjoying the complexities of the classroom, I obtained my teaching certification as I earned a Master’s degree in Education.  Special education and the spectrum of services that could be applied offered a robust understanding of the whole student.

Over the years I have honed my skills in the field of special education and looked to expand my horizons. I did so by obtaining my degree in Educational Leadership and applying that which I learned in the classroom to the greater school community. My role as an administrator had continued to foster inclusive learning environments, innovative teaching practices, and instilling a sense of connection for students, staff, and community.

One of my core beliefs is that education is not just about academics but also about character development. I have and will champion programs that instill values such as respect, empathy, and resilience in students. I am excited to continue my growth as I lead at TMS. I envision a school where innovation and tradition live in harmony so that every student is empowered to reach their full potential, and where the spirit of curiosity and lifelong learning thrive.

Outside of my professional life, I enjoy spending time with my family, being outside, and good music. With this I can connect to others and my passion for education can live. I pride myself on being a true advocate for the betterment of students and the broader educational landscape. Timberline Middle School will allow that passion to flourish, and I could not be prouder to serve as its principal.

To a bright and strong future!---