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Elizabeth Donisan

Elizabeth Donisan


KIPP Academy Elementary School

Teacher at KIPP Academy Elementary School


KIPP Academy Elementary School


I currently teach a diverse homeroom class of 26 fourth graders. Additionally, I am the lead writing teacher on our grade team and teach 80 fourth graders daily. I deliver differentiated reading, writing, math and social studies content daily.
As 4th grade team lead, I oversee the working of our grade and help to coach and manage the other members of my team. In this capacity, I am a member of our school-wide leadership team. I serve as mentor to a first year teacher and facilitate all facets of her management.

• Founding member of 2nd Grade Team (2011-2012); Founding 3rd Grade Team Leader (2012-2013); Founding 4th Grade Team Leader (2013-present) Member of School Leadership Team (2012-present)
• Create and execute lessons, unit plans and assessments that meet Common Core State Standards
• Oversee all facets of grade team including academic and character development; lead weekly professional meetings to cultivate and direct grade level team
• Currently mentor a first-year teaching fellow and oversee all components of her professional development
• Participate in semiweekly professional development to continuously improve practice
• Actively partner with families, students and staff to meet a diverse range of academic and personal needs

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NYC Department of Education

Classroom Teacher (4th Grade)

• Design and implement rigorous, standard-aligned curriculum for 25-32 4th graders with a range of linguistic and academic abilities, leading to 96% of students achieving promotional criteria in state examinations in English Language Arts, Mathematics, and Science
• Represent 4th grade on school-wide Math Team; create grade-wide assessments as part of school-wide DYO (design-your-own) Program
• Member of school-wide Inquiry Team; designed and implemented assessments to target the instructional needs of English Language Learners (ELLs)
• Collaborate to create a 4th grade writing, social studies and science calendar and grade-wide assessments


Pace University

Master of Education (MEd), Elementary Education and Teaching

Tufts University

Bachelor of Arts (BA), Child Development