Elana Schwimmer

“The purpose of education is not to fill the minds of students with facts… it is to teach them to think, and always to think for themselves.”

Elana received her B.A. and teaching certification in Elementary Education from The University of Arizona. Elana joined PBIA as a tutor, working with students from all levels of abilities and learning styles. In 2012 she became an Academic Director, in 2014 she was promoted to oversee all Academic Scheduling, and in 2017 she became the Director of Operations. Elana oversees the day-to-day running of operations and academic scheduling. Elana is a certified children’s yoga instructor as well. In her free time, Elana enjoys Bikram Yoga, spinning, exercising, traveling and spending quality time with family and friends.