Mary-Elizabeth Langston

FullSizeRender (1)

Learning Specialist

I received my Master of Arts in Teaching (Early Childhood Education) from Rollins College and Bachelor of Arts (Honors) in Music from Rollins with an emphasis in Vocal Performance (Art Song) and classical Piano. I have performed internationally as a classical vocalist with the prestigious Fjord Cadenza in Norway, the Norwegian National Opera, and throughout Ireland during the Bach Festival’s summer tour of Mozart’s Requiem.  Additionally, I worked on the Children’s Educational Programming team at the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra in London, developing and coordinating large-scale community education programs for children PK-12. I am a highly effective, state-certified educator with extensive experience in exceptional education (ESE), learning disabilities, early childhood education and child development.  I have also taught children with a variety of backgrounds and exceptionalities, including: gifted, learning disabilities (SLD), developmentally delayed, Autism Spectrum Disorder, and speakers of other languages.  I am a member of the Kappa Delta Pi education honor society and has been published in the New Teacher Advocate regarding best practices for fostering creativity in children.  I was featured on NPR to discuss the use of educational technology with children who have sensory disorders and have had the privilege of participating in a variety of innovative pilot programs within Orange County Public Schools.  I am highly trained in multi-sensory education techniques as intervention for learning disabilities and am currently seeking full specialist certification in Orton-Gillingham, a “gold standard” method of intervention for Dyslexia and other phonological reading disabilities. I believe in the unmatched power of multi-sensory and arts infused education to “give wings to the mind” and develop the next generation of imaginative, intelligent thinkers, world problem solvers, and lovers of learning.  When I am not working with my students, I can be found pretending to be a ballerina at ballet barre classes, volunteering with the Junior League, or taking adventurous walks around Winter Park with my pup, Penny Lane.