Elizabeth Reyes is a Rochester City School graduate of East High School. She completed a Masters in Social Work at the University of Buffalo, Class of 1998 and an Advanced Certificate in Educational Administration at SUNY Brockport in 2004. She began her career at RCSD 23 years ago as a School Social Worker. Throughout her tenure she served students of all ages and varying social-emotional and mental health needs-at the elementary, middle and high school levels. Elizabeth served students and families on the frontlines, providing social-emotional support and trauma-crisis support, always advocating for the fair treatment and educational rights of students. Elizabeth is well connected in the community she serves, collaborating and participating in various committees. For the past 11 years she has served as the Associate Director of Families In Transition-FIT and our district’s McKinney-Vento Liaison, serving one of the most vulnerable populations in our district, students in transition. Elizabeth is currently the Executive Director of Equity, Inclusion and Social-Emotional Support. She strongly believes in the power of nurturing resiliency in our students.