Elizabeth Gridley has spent her entire 30 year career advocating for people with disabilities in many capacities. She worked in K12 education for 20 years as a special education teacher, supervisor, and program coordinator. She has worked with elementary, intermediate and high school students with disabilities. The past 10 years she has worked in post-secondary education as the Coordinator of Disability Services at Milwaukee School of Engineering, Disability Support Specialist and Disability Instructor at Gateway Technical College. She was on a team with the Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction who introduced the transition focused IEP to Wisconsin Special Educators. Elizabeth holds a degree in Vocational Rehabilitation and Special Education from the University of Wisconsin Stout, an elementary special education degree from University of Wisconsin Milwaukee, and a Masters of Education and Leadership from National Lewis University. She is a licensed K12 Educator.