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Thank you Summer@SEM 2019 Campers!

We look forward to seeing you next year.



Meet Our Director

Elizabeth Coffey





Elizabeth Coffey received a bachelor degree in philosophy and religious studies from Buffalo State College and a master's in secondary education from Canisius College in 2008. Upon graduation, she accepted a job at SEM that eventually led to her becoming the athletic director for two years and a residential director for two years.

Elizabeth left SEM to pursue her dream of serving her country by helping others when she joined the Peace Corps. She served in Ghana as a health, water and sanitation volunteer. She helped to build a medical clinic, taught ESL, offered health education to young mothers and ran a health-based youth organization within her village. When she returned, she continued to serve by joining Americorps as a Teach for America volunteer. She taught biology and anatomy & physiology in a rural public school in St. Stephen, South Carolina. When her service ended she returned to her hometown of Buffalo and is happy to be back at SEM as director of summer programs and where she also teaches AP Biology during the school year.