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Liz Sokolov

Liz Sokolov

Academic Advisor

Pronouns: She/Her/Hers

Liz Sokolov

Liz has been an educator for 20 years. She earned a Bachelor’s degree in Literature from Brandeis University and her Master’s degree in Literature from Georgetown University. She has taught high school English, been an academic advisor to students in DC area independent schools for the majority of her career, and also taught in the freshman writing program at George Washington University.

Liz has a passion for literature that she loves to pass on to her students. She strives to make literature come alive in her classroom with dramatic read-aloud sessions, close-textual study, and dynamic discussion. In 2013, Liz earned the title of “Master Teacher” at The Madeira School and won acceptance to four National Endowment for the Arts travel fellowships to study literature and history in the place where it occurred. She is also a published author, with pedagogical articles and lesson plans in scholarly journals and websites on the topics of how to teach Emily Dickinson, Toni Morrison, and Henry David Thoreau.

Liz developed an interest in working with students with learning differences and mental health challenges while teaching high school. She is a calming presence who believes in the intellectual and analytical abilities of all of her students, and she finds meaning in helping her students develop confidence in their academic work. Liz is excited to bring her teaching and mentoring experience to the clients at The Dorm as they embark on a path to college or beyond.

In her free time, Liz can be found with her husband and two boys, in Washington, D.C., where she considers the National Zoo and Rock Creek Park her backyard. On rare occasions, she has time to take out her fiddle and entertain at a block party.

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