Innovative teaching doesn’t have to mean starting from scratch. 


If you’re looking for education materials that encourage creativity, critical thinking, and real-world skills, contact Ellen to help you turn your vision into reality. As a former special education teacher, Ellen can help you adapt and individualize lessons in order to meet a variety of learning needs.

Ellen’s freelance work experience includes:

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  • Curriculum Development
  • Test writing
  • Editing Academic Papers
  • Education blog posts and articles
  • Lesson differentiation, expansion, and adaptation

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Areas of Expertise

  • Early Childhood Education
  • Special Education
  • Curriculum Development
  • Academic Writing
  • Developmental Editing

Professional Experience

Freelance Writer

April 2013 - present


August 2012 - June 2013

  • Children's World Learning Center

Early Childhood Intervention Teacher

August 2009 - July 2012

  • Anne Arundel County Public Schools

George Washington University

August 2008

  • Master's Degree in Early Childhood Special Education
  • 3.9 GPA

Lynchburg College

May 2007

  • Bachelors Degree
  • Double Major in Psychology and English : Writing Emphasis
  • 3.9 GPA


  • Recipient of Anne Arundel County Special Education Citizen’s Advisory Committee Stars award, April 2012
  • Recipient of Teacher of the Year award for North Glen Elementary, May 2011
  • Recipient of Mervyn W. Williamson Award in English, Outstanding Senior in Psychology, and High Honors in Psychology as undergraduate.
  • Member of Psi Chi, Sigma Tau Delta, Phi Kappa Phi, Freshman Honor Society, and Omicron Delta Kappa honor societies as undergraduate
  • Bonner Leader, 2004- 2006

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