Degrees and Certifications:
2004 - BS History, Northern Arizona University, Flagstaff, AZ (English Minor, American Studies Certificate) 2007 - Graduate Certificate in Women's Studies, Northern Arizona University, Flagstaff, AZ 2009 - MA History, Northern Arizona University, Flagstaff, AZ
Ms. Elizabeth (Beth) Grimes
Hello Dorados and Dorado Families,
I am thrilled to be a part of the CDO family. I teach U.S. History and World History and students engage with content spanning from indigenous peoples of North America to the Cold War. Additionally, because of the nature of history, students learn a lot about professional and academic writing. History is my passion and I am privileged to teach the subject that I love. I am a history nerd - my dream job would be to do archive work for Ken Burns documentaries.
I am motivated every day by my students and their hard work, critical assessments, and questioning of topics. Student interaction is a key perk to this job because of their personalities and growth. I believe that students can achieve and gain success through diligence and teachers who care about the content, but who also care about the student themselves. I have high expectations for students because I know that they are capable of awesome work.
My previous experiences in education range from higher ed to secondary. I worked for Northern Arizona University in Flagstaff for 19 years, teaching in a number of programs including Women's and Gender Studies, the Honors College, and the School of Forestry. From 2018-2020, I taught and served as the Social Studies Department Chair at Winslow High School during my last year there.
Thank you for supporting all of our teachers and for welcoming me since my arrival at the district. I am very happy to be here!