Elizabeth Filkins is a graduate of the Aquinas College POHI/Conductive Education training program where she earned her initial teacher certifications in Elementary Education and POHI, as well as a conductor-teacher certificate from the International Pető Insitute. She has been working as a conductor-teacher at the Conductive Learning Center of North America in Grand Rapids, Michigan since 2008 and is now also the Assistant Program Director. In 2012, she completed an additional endorsement in Early Childhood Education and has since begun pursing a master’s degree from Western Michigan University’s department of Teaching, Learning, and Educational Studies. She is passionate about working with students with motor impairments and spreading awareness of conductive education within North America. She has served on the Board of Directors for the Association for Conductive Education in North America (ACENA) in various positions including the Director of Continuing Education, Director of Practice, and most recently, the Director of Membership.