Founder and Lead Service Provider
Elisabeth Laatsch is the founder and lead service provider at Intentional Learning Services. She is an exemplary educator with diverse professional experiences. She is a learning specialist with an advanced knowledge in meeting the unique needs of diverse learners. Her background in the public school system includes 15 years of teaching in rural, urban, and suburban public schools with the majority of those years case managing and teaching children with learning disabilities & learning differences. She has been a K-5 intervention teacher providing research-based interventions to struggling learners with an emphasis on closing the achievement gap. She has also been an elementary classroom teacher providing her with the foundational understanding of how to meet the needs of all learners within a classroom setting. Elisabeth has experience conducting academic evaluations, diagnosing learning disabilities and learning differences, and providing specialized instruction. She has supported families in better understanding each child’s unique learning profile and has designed individualized learning plans that address specific reading, writing, spelling, math and behavior needs. Elisabeth holds a Bachelor’s degree in Elementary Education and a Master’s degree in Curriculum and Instruction from The University of Montana. She also obtained her Special Education teaching endorsement during her graduate work. She holds a valid teaching certificate certified to teach elementary K-8 and special education PK-12 in the state of Montana and Colorado. She is a member of the professional organization, Council for Exceptional Children, Council of Parent Attorneys and Advocates, and National Association for Gifted Children. To better support families of children with neurodiverse learning profiles, she recently completed a graduate course through The University of San Diego and The Dyslexia Training Institute The Dyslexia Advocate Certification Program and is a certified family and child advocate who can support families navigating the IEP process, 504 plans, twice exceptionality, gifted education programming, or twice exceptionality. Elisabeth runs Intentional Learning Services using a heart-centered approach. She has an uncanny ability to connect with people. This skill brings her much success in working with her clients. Her students feel safe and respected in her presence and her families feel supported and understood. Her strong inter-personal skills leave clients with a sense of relief, as they have found someone who understands their child, their story, and their needs.