Elizabeth Haran Caplan

Elizabeth Haran Caplan

  • Elizabeth Haran Caplan
  • President of Board of Directors

Elizabeth Haran Caplan most recently served as the director of Educational Support Services at Harding Charter Preparatory High School in Oklahoma City. As a social potential movement scholar, policy analyst and practitioner she has worked in partnership alchemy across the globe to achieve one aim: guaranteed inclusion of all children in the best educational setting their community can provide. In developing her own capacity to promote these aims Elizabeth has earned advanced degrees in special education, policy planning, policy analysis, and public administration. Furthermore she holds several educational certifications in critical areas such as, teacher of the visually and hearing impaired, applied behavior analysis and reading intervention. Grateful to have had the opportunities to develop herself accordingly the letters she is most proud of are those which make up the names of the beautiful family she has counted on for years of inspiration, joy and support. Ms. Caplan brings years of experience in non profit management, board leadership and learning-community development to Volunteer Positive. While living in Oregon, Ms. Caplan served both as board member and President of the Oregon Parent Training and Information Center from 1998-2004. Addtionally she served at large on the Portland Jewish Family and Child Services’ Agency board. During her tenure with JFCS she chaired the services-practices committee. In 2003 Elizabeth co-founded The Innovative Inclusion Foundation to document and disseminate empirically tested experimental social innovations which transpire real positive changes. At the request of the U.S. Deparment of Education, the foundation conducted participatory action research throughout the states to identify locally grown family reading initiatives leading to increased reading achievement among students for whom little progress had yet been realized. While experiences and education will undoubtedly prove helpful it is with an open mind and heart that Ms. Caplan brings a renewed sense of purpose, hope and vision to her board service with Volunteer Positive. There are jobs, there are missions and then there is life. Serving Volunteer Positive in any capacity represents the best of what life has to offer; the privilege to witness the growth and far reaching effects of a social potential movement whose time has come. It’s our world, let’s embrace each other in service so others may live. “Words guide, examples move, but only the giving of oneself transforms.” ¬†–¬†Santiago Bovisio

 

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