Degrees and Certifications:
Mrs. Elizabeth Gioiosa
I attended Illinois State University, Bloomington, where I received my bachelor’s degree in special education with a concentration on deaf and hard of hearing in December 2007. In 2012, I received my graduate certificate as a listening and spoken language specialist through Illinois State University as well. In December 2019, I graduated with my masters in Early Childhood Education from Condordia University Chicago. Since graduating in 2007, other than one maternity leave position with Plainfield School District as a hearing itinerant teacher serving students from kindergarten through high school, I have been teaching in District 308 as the preschool teacher for the deaf and hard of hearing program. The program originated at Prairie Point Elementary School, in 2011 the classroom moved over to Brokaw Early Learning Center. Then, in 2015, we were part of a group of satellite classrooms at Old Post Elementary and now, we are in our 3rd year back at Prairie Point! I also serve on the Brokaw Early Learning Center's Assessment Team to complete assessments of children with hearing loss. In addition to working in District 308, I am an early intervention provider for the state of Illinois. I provide aural rehabilitation therapy to children who are deaf and hard of hearing, birth to three years of age. Needless to say, I love the little ones!