If you have children, you understand what complicated little creatures they are. They are blank slates who need the support of adults to learn so many things, and while academics are often the focus, it is their social and emotional learning that shapes the kind of people they will become. Frameworks of Tampa Bay focuses on just that, supporting adults in helping children build the skills that they need to face challenges and uncomfortable emotions in constructive ways, preparing them to succeed personally, academically, and one day professionally. They give these children the tools they will need to soar. Let’s get to know Elizabeth!
1. Tell us in a few sentences what you do. And why you do it.
I have dedicated my entire career in support of children. I do it because that is how the future is impacted, and a thriving community built. Whether it was supporting early childhood workforce development to improve quality child care, working with families to choose high quality, affordable care, building community infrastructure to ensure our educators have the tools they need to be successful, or now working with the dedicated Frameworks’ team to build a strong foundation of social and emotional learning to ensure every child has the opportunity to reach their full potential – it takes a village, and I am a very proud member of that village that supports our youngest citizens!
2. What is your contact info (that you want shared) please include any active social handles, websites etc.
Elizabeth Reedy Foley (Facebook)
Elizabeth (Bishop) Reedy Foley (LinkedIn)
Elizabeth Reedy (Instagram)
Elizabeth Reedy (Pinterest)
3. When I wake up in the morning the first thing I do is…
Hit the snooze button. Wish I just bounded out of bed, but that extra 5 minutes matters!
4. My best business advice is….
After 2020, I think it is important to continually identify the silver linings that present themselves. They do exist and, with a growth mindset, can be found. This identification will highlight a bright prospect that will often provide the impetus to face everything else with a layer of confidence. Help your team to see those silver linings as you work together to achieve your goals.
5. My professional goal for 2021 is…
…to continue to support a most amazing team of committed and passionate folks, both staff and Board, dedicated to building emotional intelligence in our schools, our community and among parents/guardians. These folks truly are filled with tremendous hearts and caring natures – it is a pleasure every day to work with them.
6. Supporting women in business is now more critical than ever. How can our community best support you?
As women I believe we are quite powerful, but as a group of women, I feel we can make the greatest impact. Building a network of women friends and colleagues is essential to successfully moving any needle you wish to move.
7. Your Astrological sign:
8. Favorite donut:
My October pumpkin Dunkin Donut.
9. Favorite podcast:
Guilty pleasure on long rides – storytelling of unsolved crimes.
10. Favorite book:
Dare to Lead by Brene’ Brown
11. Favorite pandemic binge watch:
The Crown. My mom is from Plymouth, England, and my sisters and I all love watching the shows that delve into the lives of the royal families. I am not saying who, but one of us believes she should have been born a princess!
12. When I practice self-care I…
…bike. I just love to bike, and living by Bayshore provides for gorgeous biking views, especially when a dolphin or 2 pops up to say hello!
13. The place I am happiest is…
…spending time with my grandson, Landon. I love seeing the world through his eyes and want to be sure I am working to make it the best world possible for him. #gigilife
14. People are surprised to learn…
…I lived in Europe for 7 years, 4 of which were in Berlin right after the wall came down. Living in that part of the world during that part of our history has certainly shaped who I am and my appreciation of freedom , rights, acceptance and empathy.
15. 2020 taught me…
I am more resilient than I ever thought possible.