Ellen began her journey at WCNS in 2002 with a BA in ECE and Psychology from National Louis University. During her time as a teacher she taught in the Parent/Tot, Junior, Senior and Kindergarten Enrichment programs. She also consulted to Special Gifts Theatre and implemented a comprehensive educational program, combining Individual Education Plan (IEP) and students’ personal goals. Through these experiences she learned that each child is unique and education is an on-going process, which is enhanced when the child, teacher and family work together.
Ellen is also the owner and director of Summer Stuff Day Camps and founder of Growth Spurts play space right here in Wilmette. Her children Aiden (5) and Nolan (8) are both alumni of WCNS where she also served on WCNS parent-led Executive Board.