Elizabeth Shimada | HSLDA Online Academy

Elizabeth Shimada

Liz Shimada, High School Classroom Teacher for Pre-CalculusMaster Teacher

MS, Santa Clara University
BS, California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo


Elizabeth Shimada earned her Bachelor of Science in electronic engineering from California Polytechnic State University at San Luis Obispo and her Master of Science in computer engineering from Santa Clara University. Prior to homeschooling her three children, she spent ten years in manufacturing, marketing, and R&D at Hewlett Packard Company’s instrumentation division.

She is energized by teaching and thrilled to be part of the Academy’s online homeschool community. She loves making abstract concepts real, making the learning process fun, and teaching in creative ways. Besides teaching, she tutors in math and physics. Furthermore, she appreciates math and science as tools to see the “hidden treasures” in God’s creation.

In addition to her family’s year-round basketball activities, Elizabeth enjoys reading, building projects, visiting new places, and perusing apologetics and good literature and theater. She also delights in Word studies, fellowship, drawing, multimedia activities, and good ol’ company and conversation around a meal.

Elizabeth lives in Northern California with her husband Warren and their children—Eric, Jaclyn, and Kevin—along with their two furry felines, Pachek and Slavna, and a sizeable flock of backyard chickens.

She has been teaching with the Academy since 2016.