Although this will be her first year at AJA, Ellen has been teaching for 13 years. She spent many years as a lower school teacher and moved to middle learning. Since then she has focused on supporting diverse learners in a college preparatory environment. Ellen has completed the Orton-Gillingham training and the Georgia Math Endorsement. She is a Georgia native who grew up in Columbus and completed her BA at Mercer University in Macon. Ellen has three sons who keep her very busy when she is away from work. Additionally, Ellen can be found exploring area museums and antique markets. She looks forward to meeting the community and discovering how she can help students develop to their full potential.