Elizabeth Cordova

Adjunct Professor of Social Studies & Senior Team Lead SPED



Social Studies

Elizabeth Milligan Cordova has loved teaching history and social studies at NEC for the past six years. She grew up in Denver, Colorado, which rests on the land stolen from Cheyenne, Arapahoe, Ute, and Očhéthi Šakówi Nations. Elizabeth has taught middle and high school for twelve years. She works daily to become an anti-racist educator and is honored to serve as a Student Voice and Leadership coach, and believes student voice and experience should be the center of everything we do in education. She is honored to teach our students at NEC in Concurrent Enrollment, Civics, and Geography courses, and also leads our amazing co-teaching department.

Elizabeth earned her Bachelor’s Degree in history and education at Lake Forest College in Illinois, and recently finished a Master’s of Social Studies Education at the Teacher’s College, Columbia University. She is a 2016 James Madison Fellow, infusing Constitutional curriculum into her courses. As an advocate for social studies education, Elizabeth also serves as the President of the Colorado Council for the Social Studies.

When not teaching and learning, Elizabeth loves to do yoga, run, read, participate in community organizing, and spend time with family and friends. She stands in solidarity with the Black Lives Matter movement and the abolition of ICE.