Elizabeth Willaum has worked in education for more than forty years. During her career, she has been a teacher, trainer, curriculum coordinator, world languages supervisor, assistant superintendent, and assistant professor. She taught in one of the first immersion education programs in New York City and came to New Jersey in 1988 to pioneer one of the first immersion programs in the state. Elizabeth has assisted in the development and enhancement of many language immersion programs and schools throughout the Tri-State area. She has an MA in Educational Administration from the College of New Rochelle, an MS in Bilingual Education from Long Island University, and BS in General Education from Lehman College.