Phone: 803-434-4000


Degrees and Certifications:

B.A. Elementary Education Columbia College Masters of Ed.Columbia College Middle-Level Certified National Board Certified 2002, 2012 Gifted and Talented Certified Read to Succeed Certified

Mrs. Elisa Westfall

Click here to enter Mrs. Westfall's Language Loft- Home of the Language Artists

Scholastic Code: MCWJG


Just who is YOUR 6th grade language arts teacher? I am Elisa Westfall, and this is my 21st year teaching Language Arts at CrossRoads Intermediate School.

I love teaching language arts and people often ask me why. The answer is simple: I think that 6th grade language arts students are the coolest kids around! I firmly believe that this is the absolute best grade, and this year I will prove it to you. I am a National Board Certifed English/Language Arts teacher and earned both my BA and MA in Education from the home of the “Fighting Koalas,” Columbia College!

My husband, 3 daughters, and I stay very busy with a cat, honey bees, and leopard geckos all of whom are FEMALE! My family loves to read, hike, and explore.

Here are few of my favorite things:

Books - The Watsons Go to Birmingham- 1963, Because of Winn Dixie, Wonder, Look Both Ways

Genres- Realistic fiction and poetry  

Movies- The Sound of Music, Mamma Mia! and Hamilton (Watch out, I may sing!)

Food- Mashed potatoes and chocolate chip cookies (not together)

Condiment- Tabasco (I love it, and I put it on almost everything!)

Hobbies- reading, hiking, shopping, watching movies with my family

Stuff- chili peppers, coffee, fun pens, and BOOKS!

Fun times- ZUMBA!

This is going to be a great year!