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Our Leadership
The Ellevation team brings a diverse array of experiences and expertise to the work.

Ellevation was built by a team of former EL 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.

Vice President, Sales and Account Management
Shirley Cardona
Vice President, Marketing
Chief Financial Officer
Vice President, People Strategy
Co-Founder & CEO
Chief Technology Officer
Vice President, Product
Co-Founder & President
Chief Academic Officer

About the Ellevation Team

Our team has hands-on experience with the challenges facing EL coordinators, specialists, curriculum and instruction professionals, and teachers. Our staff includes education experts, former EL administrators, and technology specialists.


Former Teachers


EdM’s + PhD’s in education


Former EL


Former ELs