Elizabeth Rose

Senior Specialist, East Team


Elizabeth Rose brings a myriad of background experiences to NIET as a senior specialist on the East team. Her greatest accomplishments are serving her students and teachers over the course of her 19 years in the classroom, K-8, and 15 years as a school administrator. She has a passion for creating and cultivating a positive learning environment combined with the delivery of effective instructional practices in every classroom for every child. 

She continues to seek out opportunities to grow in her own practice. As a cohort member of the Tennessee Rural Principal's Network, she has built a cache of colleagues across the state who meet regularly to empower each other to provide an equitable education for all students.

Elizabeth has facilitated training for the Tennessee Department of Education for various initiatives throughout the years such as Common Core, Early Reading Foundational Skills, and Teacher Educator Acceleration Model (TEAM), the state's evaluation process. For seven years she trained and recertified principals, supervisors, directors and instructional leaders on TEAM.

Elizabeth earned her Bachelor of Science in curriculum and instruction from the University of Tennessee, master's degree in education from Tusculum University, and Educational Specialist Degree in administration and supervision from Lincoln Memorial University.

 Elizabeth   Rose

Why are you passionate about working at NIET?

As a TEAM trainer and a school leader, I have seen firsthand the impact the NIET Instructional Rubric for Effective Teaching has on student learning and teacher growth. This model has given me the language needed to engage in crucial conversations that lead educators to a deeper understanding identifying everyday effective teaching strategies. I am passionate about continuing the great work that NIET provides schools and districts in building a reflective practice for all stakeholders that leads to increased ownership in teacher instruction and student learning.

What do you do in your free time?

In my free time I enjoy teaching or taking yoga classes, cruising around Watts Bar Lake on the pontoon boat with my family and friends, sitting on the dock watching sunsets, or hiking a trail in the beautiful Smoky Mountains. For the past 30 years I've had a side gig as a professional storyteller. Therefore, you may catch me at a local venue telling Appalachian stories and singing mountain ballads!