Ms. Ellen - Celebrating Diversity

Meet Ms. Ellen, Kindergarten Teacher since 2010. Ms. Ellen majored in Foreign Languages and International Affairs with an emphasis in Japanese. She obtained a teaching license from her state and received a Fulbright Scholarship to study education in Japan. Ms. Ellen studied and worked in Japan for 12 years focusing on early childhood education. She returned to the US for two years and studied for her Masters Degree in Early Childhood Education in Portland, Oregon. Shortly after, Ms. Ellen came to ASH and has been here ever since.

“Talking and collaborating with people who have a passion and curiosity about life motivates me.”

What do you enjoy most about being part of this community and the #ASHexperience?
I enjoy the opportunity to learn and work together with people from so many different parts of the world. Our community is full of people with so much international experience, I love to hear their stories and their views about the world. I feel this is a school community that strives to learn, grow and make positive contributions to the world. It has given me a lot of opportunities to develop myself both professionally and personally. 

If you could give our students at ASH one piece of advice what would it be?
To stay curious and keep your eyes, heart and mind open for new opportunities. 

We have a diverse community of students, staff, and families from around the world. Each member of our community brings their own background and story that enrich the ASH experience.



We build a better world as we become better human beings, hear and value every voice, keep every promise, and celebrate every achievement. 


We are determined to create a school where everyone is confident and able to take control of their own learning, and the world is our classroom.