Elzora Watkins is a mathematics fellow at the Institute for Learning (IFL). She is a dynamic trainer and educator who is a lifelong learner and change agent. Elzora combines a warm and engaging personality with a rigorous and demanding approach to assist organizations in achieving their goals. She is passionate and curious about how people learn and work best.
Serving 26 years in the educational profession, Elzora started her career in Maryland, where she taught high school mathematics for 14 years before serving as a mathematics coach for Prince Georgeâ€™s County. Later she served as an instructional leader with the Office of Talent Development, where she trained administrators on how to conduct observations using Charlotte Danielsonâ€™s Framework for Teaching.
Elzora holds a Bachelor of Art from the Pennsylvania State University in Landscape Architecture and a Master of Arts in Technology Education from Johns Hopkins University, and is currently pursuing her Doctor of Education in Mathematics Education at Morgan State University. She has Administrator I Certification in STEM from The University of Maryland and achieved National Board Certification in 2006 and was re-certified in 2016 in Adolescence and Young Adulthood/Mathematics. She is also a Certified John Maxwell Speaker, Leadership Coach and Trainer.