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Mrs. Ellen Fracassini

Instructional Coach

Ellen began her career in 2005 in New York City public schools as a secondary ELA teacher and curriculum writer before becoming an instructional coach in Philadelphia in 2019. She has held various teacher leadership positions focused on aligning ELA curriculum across grades 6-12, developing cross-curricular authentic learning projects, and mentoring new teachers. She's passionate about creating space for teachers and students to grow as leaders of their own learning, and is thrilled to join the SDST community. 

Ellen lives in Philadelphia with her husband and two daughters. She loves pizza, poetry, and pilates (and alliteration!). 


Degrees and Certifications: 

BA English, Penn State University
MS Secondary English Education, Fordham University
ELA 7-12 Certification
Reading Specialist k-12 Certification