Ellie attended NYU, where she studied Early Childhood Education/Special Education and obtained New York State teacher certifications in both general and special education. Ellie has worked in a variety of classroom and school settings- in both general and special education. Through her experiences, she has developed a passion for working with students with special needs. She aims to have a classroom in which each student is valued, challenged, and nurtured so that he/she makes progress in all areas of development.  Ellie loves the MSA community and is happy to be a part of it. In her free time, Ellie enjoys cooking and eating, exploring the city, and reading.