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Elisabeth Hardy

North Augusta High School
AP Literature/ English Teacher
Augusta, Georgia Area
Dr. Elisabeth Blumer Hardy, an educator in the Aiken County Public School District and 2016 District Teacher of the Year, has 24 years of public-school teaching experience across all grades and is a 2017-2018 SC Honor Roll Teacher and member of the SC Future Minds Inaugural Teacher Cabinet. She has also worked as a professional development facilitator, presenting on topics including Thinking Maps Instruction, GLISI Standards in Practice, Learning Focused Schools, and Differentiated Learning in the Standards-Based Classroom. In addition to designing curriculum and courses for technical colleges and public schools, Elisabeth has been recognized for her impact on curriculum by having her lessons videoed and included in Carolyn Chapman’s Teacher’s Workshop instructional video for teacher training and working with Goldsmiths University in London to facilitate a cross-cultural methods exchange with teacher educators. Her work has also included pre-service teacher supervision and instruction, curriculum mapping, alignment of practices with standards, Rigorous and Relevant lesson design, reading and literacy in content areas, ESOL lesson design, Gifted and Talented lesson design, and creating a culture of care in the classroom. She earned her Doctorate in Curriculum Studies with a focus on Cultural Studies from Georgia Southern in 2007 and has published a solo text, Beauty Pageants, Girlhood, and Power: Trailer Park Royalty, as well as with Dr. William Reynolds in A Southern Reader.