Liz Clark - Handwork Teacher
Liz Clark is an experienced textile artist and educational practitioner.
She has a Bachelors degree in Art Education from the University of London, specializing in textile arts, and an M.Ed. in Instructional Design from San Jose State University.
Prior to coming to the United States, Liz
taught textile arts for several years in inner London secondary schools [junior high and high schools].
After arriving in Silicon Valley in 1983, she
found it hard to continue a career in textile art teaching, so she
gained a Master's degree and learned to use a computer!
For two years, Liz worked as an instructional designer for AT&T and for a consulting company in Boston.
left this position to raise her
son and return to educating children.
discovered Waldorf education when she
lived close to the Austin Waldorf School
in Texas - and she
wanted this type of education for her
Liz joined Journey School as a parent shortly after it opened in 2000.
took on a leadership role in writing Journey's curriculum alignment for the school's first charter renewal and has since traveled with the school as a parent, teacher and community member.
has two California teaching credentials: single subject - Art and Home Economics and a multiple subject teaching credential.
is currently learning Spanish with a view towards traveling in Mexico and other Spanish-speaking countries to explore their beautiful arts and crafts.
son now away at college, Liz
is planning to further her
own artistic talents and promote the importance of handwork in school.