Liz Matejka-Grossman has dedicated her career to advancing equity for under-resourced and marginalized communities through education. While teaching high school English and ESL in the New York City public schools, Liz created wraparound programs to support at-risk students. In 1999, the birth of Liz’s first child, who has the chromosomal anomaly 18q- syndrome, catapulted her into accessibility education. A professional dancer, Liz co-founded Sharing the Arts, a nonprofit that enhances the lives of individuals with disability and difference through inclusive performing arts opportunities. In her current role, she develops programming and oversees long-range planning. Liz has been involved with the Special Olympics for over 30 years and holds degrees from the University of Michigan, Columbia University, and the Harvard Graduate School of Education.
Liz trained at England’s Royal Ballet School before receiving her BA from the University of Michigan and graduate degrees from Teachers College, Columbia University and Harvard Graduate School of Education.
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