Ellen attended the University of Oklahoma where she graduated Summa Cum Laude with a BA in Journalism and a minor in French. After college, Ellen went on to join Teach for America Kansas City as a Foreign Language Exploratory teacher. Hoping to use the next two years to figure out what she “really wanted to do”, she quickly discovered that she had found her home in education.

After getting her Masters in Secondary Education, Ellen taught 5th and 6th grade English Language Arts for a few years before moving into education administration, first as Assistant Principal and eventually Principal of KIPP TRUTH Academy in Dallas, TX.

Ellen is excited to bring with her years of experience and expertise in student-educator relationships as well as her masterful organizational skills to Carnegie Prep.

Ellen and her husband live in Orange, CT with their two daughters and dog, Lucy.