Ellen grew up in Michigan and went to college in Syracuse, N.Y. After earning dual bachelor’s degrees in English and Psychology (summa cum laude) at Le Moyne College, she went on to Iona College, where she earned a Master of Science degree (with honors) in Childhood / Special Education.
Ellen has been teaching for 10 years. The first part of her career was spent as an elementary classroom and resource teacher in New York. Over the years, she has taught in multiple settings, including regular elementary classrooms, special (modified curriculum) math and language arts classrooms, and self-contained classrooms for students with special needs ranging from autism to learning disabilities. After relocating to North Carolina with her husband and two children in the winter of 2015, Ellen worked in the public school system, teaching a self-contained classroom for students with severe/multiple disabilities and medical needs.
Ellen has served in a variety of school based leadership roles throughout her career. She has accumulated post- Masters graduate level credits and coursework to further her professional development and keep up to date on research based practices. She is excited to take the next step in her teaching journey with her new students at Learn with the Best School!
Ellen provides a structured, highly academic classroom environment that is simultaneously positive and nurturing. She wants all of her students to be comfortable and thrive, and she takes joy in each student and develops close instructional relationships that foster the best growth and progress.
Every child can learn and holds amazing potential and shining inner light. I love to help each child learn to recognize and cultivate their own potential and let that light shine!