Science teacher Elizabeth Herridge counsels her students to embrace their mistakes. “A number of scientific breakthroughs originated from what initially looked like an error or a wrong answer,” she explains, “I love it when students are brave enough to try again because mistakes are a steppingstone to discovery!” Elizabeth’s science classes encourage students to synthesize their existing knowledge, and then apply what they have learned in new and creative ways.
Elizabeth grew up surrounded by nature, which inspired a fascination with biological systems. She earned a degree in wildlife biology and came to Einstein to teach at a school that is as passionate about learning as she is. Elizabeth’s goal as a teacher is to recognize the individual aptitudes of each of her students and encourage a love of science. In every one of her classes – Biology, Anatomy and Physiology, Biology for Medical Careers, and Lower School Science 3 – Elizabeth cultivates an environment of mutual respect and shared inquiry.