Meet the New Deer Park Staff

Meet the New Deer Park Staff

Michelle Ellis at Holmes & Amity Elementary

Name: Michelle Ellis
School building/Grade: Holmes and Amity/ All Grades
Subject Area: Guidance Counselor
College(s): Miami University (undergrad with a B.A. in Elementary Education); Seattle University (grad- Ed.S. in School Psychology)

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Family:
Married with 2 kids (Colin-5 and Norah-2)

Why did you become an educator? 
I first became an educator because of the positive relationships that I had with my teachers when I was growing up.  I wanted to work in a profession that allowed me to give back to others.

What do you like best about Deer Park? 
The people.

What is your favorite Deer Park tradition? Why?
I'm not 100% familiar with all of the traditions quite yet but I love that the district is steeped in tradition.

If you weren’t a teacher, what would you be doing? 
Working for a university organizing alternative Spring Break trips and service learning trips.

What do you like to do in your spare time?  What are some of your hobbies? 
I love going to the movies and spending time with my husband and kids.  We enjoy the outdoors, taking bike rides, and hiking in the woods.  Also when I have a spare moment I also love to read.

What’s your favorite movie/book/restaurant?
Favorite movie is Good Will Hunting.  Favorite book is Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen.  My favorite restaurant is the Eagle.

Favorite quote or personal motto:
Be kind, for everyone you meet is fighting a hard battle.- Plato

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Achieving Excellence Together!
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