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Ms. Elizabeth O'Donnell

College of Education



BS in Exceptional Student Education, Southeastern University
MEd in Exceptional Student Education, Southeastern University


Elizabeth O'Donnell was born in Holland, Michigan and lived there until her family moved to Bradenton, Florida. She moved to Lakeland to attend Southeastern University. She decided to stay in Lakeland after falling in love with the city and SEU.

Ms. O'Donnell was an ESE 4 + 1 major during her time at SEU. Her senior year, she started working at Pathways School of Excellence as a paraprofessional after learning about the school in one of her field studies. Soon after, she was offered a teaching position. She is state certified in Exceptional Student Education Grades K-12, Social Studies Grades 5-9, Elementary Education Grades K- 6. She also has Endorsements in English for Speakers of Other Languages, Reading, Gifted, and Autism Spectrum Disorders.

Ms. O'Donnell spends her time exploring Lakeland and traveling to various National Parks. She enjoys spending time with her family, friends and her dog. On her weekends, she watches movies, play games, and goes downtown to the farmers market.