Ellen was born and raised in Syracuse, New York. There, she was a special education teacher for 11 years in her home school district and looked forward to teaching religious education classes every summer at her parish. Moving to Ottawa with her husband in 2017, Ellen has felt blessed with all her new experiences.
She has enjoyed sharing her teaching skills at Maryvale Academy and her love of planning and evangelization as Host Site Director last year for the New Evangelization Summit.
Ellen is thrilled to be here as the First Holy Communion Coordinator, facilitating the program for First Reconciliation and First Communion. She is passionate about helping students and their families become excited to discover and live out their faith.