The Ellevation team brings a diverse array of experiences and expertise to the work.
Ellevation was built by a team of former ELL teachers, coordinators, and technology experts. Our passion for English Language Learners drives us to work with great urgency and hold each other accountable. We seek to listen, innovate, and deliver. The goal is to help all English Language Learners achieve their highest aspirations.
About the Ellevation Team
Our team has hands-on experience with the challenges facing ELL coordinators, specialists, curriculum and instruction professionals, and teachers. Our staff includes education experts, former ELL administrators, and technology specialists.
EdM’s + PhD’s in education
"I am passionate about English Language Learning, technology, and facilitating adult learning. Prior to joining Ellevation, I worked as a middle school science educator to ELL students and was an instructional coach for Miami-Dade science teachers."
- Catalina, M. Ed., Training Solutions Manager, Florida
"As a former district administrator responsible for an ELL program, I know the hard work that teachers put in and the complexity of keeping all of the important compliance aspects in place. I love that Ellevation allows me to support both administrators and teachers in a meaningful way that truly makes a difference in the lives of students. I can honestly say we work hard every day to make sure that no matter where an ELL lives, they are able excel at a level that allows them to not only chase, but capture their dreams."
- Lauren, M. Ed./Ed. D, Senior Engagement Director, Texas
"As a former EL student and educator, I love having the opportunity to work for a company that supports and advocates for the needs of our English Learner programs to ensure that all of our EL students can and will achieve their highest potential."
- Cynthia, M. Ed., Partner Development Manager, California
"I have 16 years experience in the public schools and 26 years with a variety of companies focused on instructional solutions, I have committed my professional career to supporting ELLs and have been a bilingual teacher, a campus principal in campuses with majority ELL populations, a central office administrator, and an adjunct instructor."
- Arnoldo, M. Ed., Partner Development Manager, Texas
"There are a lot of wonderful education software companies out there, but none like Ellevation. Ellevation is exclusively focused on improving the lives of English Language Learners which is near and dear to my heart because I am first generation and a 22-year veteran in education. What we do at Ellevation bridges both of my passions - working with English Language Learners and education."
- Denise, M. Ed., Director of Training Solutions, Texas
"I believe in Ellevation's mission because, as a former English Language Learner and educator of English Language Learners, I know that one of the key motivators to success is having someone believe in you and believe that you have potential. This is what helped me thrive, and I'm proud to work for a company that works hard to support the dreams and goals of English Language Learners across the country."
- Stephania, M. Ed., Senior Development Manager, Georgia
"As a former ELL teacher and administrator, I believe that no matter what language students speak, they are entitled to equal resources for academic success. Ellevation plays a key role by providing data and instructional strategies for ELLs and educators that support them."
- Heather, M. Ed., Training Solutions Manager, Texas
"In my time at Ellevation, I commonly find myself thinking about one student who entered my classroom having just moved from Mexico and comfortable with only a few English words. She was reserved, determined and filled with laughter. I can't help but think about the opportunities I missed to integrate a more targeted focus on language acquisition into my math and science lessons to further enable her progress and growth. I'm passionate about working at Ellevation because of the resources it provides administrators and classroom teachers to ensure that no English Learner falls through the cracks and every student receives the support she deserves."
- Maggie, M. Ed., Director of Partner Support, Massachusetts