New Faculty Spotlight: Liz Kahn, Lower School Coding Teacher

Liz Kahn considers herself a lifelong learner who is becoming a lifelong teacher.

“I want to be in a field where I never stop growing,” said Liz. “Where wonder and enthusiasm are appreciated, and where I can create meaningful learning experiences for my students.”

She reminisced about a few of her fantastic elementary school teachers, whose lessons and personalities have stayed with her through the years. Liz hoped that she could be an educator whom her students would remember, embodying the same characteristics she so admired from her past teachers: loving, patient, funny, motivated, and (most importantly) willing to learn alongside students.

This year, as the inaugural Lower School Coding Teacher, Liz is thrilled to be charged with building a program that is focused on developing the skills of teamwork, critical thinking, and coding. The role is the perfect fit as Liz is all about breaking boundaries and has always been fascinated with solving challenges through teamwork.

Her interest in how the mind works prompted her to study psychology and cognitive neuroscience at Temple University for her undergraduate degree. She soon discovered that her true passion was in education, and so she earned her master’s degree in elementary education from the University of Pennsylvania.

Liz is familiar with teaching in a Quaker atmosphere, as she completed her student teaching in the first grade at Friends Select School. She also worked in the third grade at Penn Alexander School. She loves teaching in Friends schools with the atmosphere and the emphasis on educating the whole child – intellectual, creative, physical, and spiritual.

Outside of the classroom, Liz has been training for her first 5K on Halloween. In addition, she is an avid reader and always is in the midst of a novel.

To learn more about Liz and the new MFS Coding Program, visit: http://mskahngoestoschool.weebly.com/

To check out photos of Liz’s journey as the Coding Teacher, check out: @MFSCodytheFox on Instagram

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