Elizabeth Duckrow began her professional career as a first grade teacher in San Pedro Sula, Honduras and ended it 38 years later as a school counselor in New Haven, Connecticut. During these years, Mrs. Duckrow worked with a variety of different and diverse school populations: In Falls Church, Virginia as a Crisis Intervention Counselor, in Pennsylvania as a public school employee serving a Mennonite school and an all girls Catholic boarding school, and in Connecticut as the Director of Guidance at Windham High School and a K-12 counselor for the New Haven Public Schools. Her focus has always been on advocating for the student. She has helped to develop curriculum, served on the New England Association of Schools and Colleges high school accreditation committee, and provided professional development to staff at many different schools.
As a retired educator, Mrs. Duckrow presently volunteers at the Yale New Haven Childrens' Hospital several days a week and attends painting classes at the Creative Arts Workshop. She earned her MS in Counseling at SUNY Albany and her BS in elementary education at Georgian Court College.