Ballew, Elisabeth

Title: Instructor of Education

Department: School of Education & Social Science 

Phone: 386-752-6866 ext. 3573



  • Bachelor of Arts, Elementary Education, Saint Leo University
  • Master of Arts, Instruction & Curriculum, Mathematics, University of Texas at Arlington
  • (In Progress) Doctor of Education, Instruction & Curriculum, Assessment, University of West Florida

Elisabeth Baye Ballew received a B.A. from Saint Leo University, M.A. from University of Texas at Arlington, and currently studies Instruction and Curriculum at the University of West Florida. Prior to this position she worked as Academic Advisor for the Lake City and Trenton centers. Ms. Ballew’s study specializations include mathematics and assessment. She was named Teacher of the Year for Melrose Park Elementary and has served as an adjunct instructor for the Elementary Education program since 2013. When she is not in the classroom, community service is how she spends most of her time by being an active member of Altrusa International, Take Stock In Children mentor, UNISON Board member, Delta Kappa Gamma member, and local school volunteer. Her other pastimes include sewing, reading, and exercising. She also contributes to The Family Magazine, a community publication that focuses on local civic enrichment.

Community Affiliation:

  • Delta Kappa Gamma, Nu Chapter (past treasurer)
  • Altrusa International
  • UNISON Board
  • Take Stock in Children
  • Columbia Teacher’s Association (past secretary) 

Teaching & Professional Interests:
Teaching and professional interest include advancing student engagement through quality student-teacher preparation and collaborative learning. Also, attention to approaches to increase high quality education in Title 1 schools to improve local community enrichment. Writing and researching local educator’s contributions to student education through local publications to promote the field of education. 

Honors & Awards:

  • Melrose Park Elementary Teacher of the Year 2014-15

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