Staff and Consultants

Elizabeth Korinek


Elizabeth Korinek is the Gifted And Talented Education (GATE) Program Coordinator for the Washoe County School District. In that capacity she provides support to administrators and teachers for full-time gifted programming at the site level. Her duties include research, selection and purchase of supplemental curriculum materials for gifted students, developing and coordinating professional development for teachers, modeling and observing instructional strategies in classrooms, developing communication with families and monitoring the program budget.

As the Science GATE Department Science Lead she is also responsible for review and selection of curriculum, vertical and horizontal alignment of curriculum within the GATE program, organizing and implementing professional development and coaching GATE teachers in science instructional strategies.

Elizabeth oversees Sustainable Nevada‚Äôs education efforts, focusing on the alignment of curriculum and pedagogy with the new Nevada Academic Content Standards for Science (also known as the Next Generation Science Standards), STEAM and hands-on, project-based learning.

Elizabeth holds a masters in Educational Leadership and is a National Board Certification Teacher in Early Adolescence Science. She has been a science instructor at the secondary level for 22 years and began her career as a Vocational Agriculture teacher. When not working she spends her time in the outdoors horseback riding, gardening, skiing, camping and hiking.