Open SUNY Online Teaching Ambassador 2016 – Buffalo: Elisabeth Etopio
Dr. Elisabeth Etopio is a Clinical Assistant Professor at the University at Buffalo in the Graduate School of Education and is the Interim Assistant Dean for Teacher Education, Interim Director of the Teacher Education Institute, and the Program Director of Music Education.
A former public school music teacher, Dr. Etopio holds a doctorate in Early Childhood Education from the University at Buffalo and was recognized by the University Graduate School with an excellence in teaching award. Dr. Etopio is a frequent presenter at regional and national conferences on young children’s music and creative movement responses. Her research interests include the professional development of early childhood teachers, the music learning of young children, and the relationship between children’s music learning and social, emotional, and cognitive development. She has 10 years of experience teaching MusicPlay classes for infants, toddlers, and preschoolers, and holds certification in Early Childhood Music Levels 1 & 2 from the Gordon Institute for Music Learning.