Elisabeth Lembo

Education Program Specialist, Office of Elementary and Secondary Education
U.S. Department of Education

Elisabeth Lembo serves as an Education Program Specialist in the Office of Program and Grantee Support Services (PGSS) in the Office of Elementary and Secondary Education (OESE). Elisabeth (Liz) serves as the Department’s lead of the Strategic Planning for Continued Recovery (SPCR) initiative to support state education agencies (SEAs) as they engage in their own planning and support local education agencies (LEAs) to sustain high leverage, American Rescue Plan (ARP) and other COVID-relief-funded interventions. Liz additionally supports numerous technical assistance initiatives, including Communities of Practice, the Best Practices Clearinghouse, the Technical Assistance Coordination Team (TACT), and the Student Engagement and Attendance Center (SEAC). Before coming to OESE, Elisabeth (Liz) earned her Master’s in Public Administration with a concentration in Public and Nonprofit Management and a focus on rural education and health. Prior to graduate school, Liz taught 2nd grade in Mississippi and New York. She also has experience working at Teach for America-Mississippi’s summer training institute and at the New York City Department of Education in the Office of Teacher Development. A native of New Jersey, Liz completed her undergraduate studies in Washington, DC where she pursued a BA in Government and Art History.