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)
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?
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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