Ellen Ray

After School Teacher

Ellen is thrilled to bring her passion for teaching and for living to her work as an after school teacher at Odyssey. During the 2016-2017 school year, she was the 35th Writer in Residence at St. Albans School in Washington, DC, where she served as a literary liaison and creative writing instructor for students grades 4-12 and taught an intensive creative writing workshop for juniors and seniors. In May of 2016, she earned her MFA from Hollins University’s Jackson Center for Creative Writing, where she worked as a Teaching Fellow and held a Jackson Graduate Fellowship. She received her BA from Yale College in 2009 and her MA from the Middlebury Bread Loaf School of English in 2016. Before attending Hollins, Ellen taught middle school English and coached high school speech and debate at her alma mater, The Lovett School, in Atlanta, Georgia. Ellen writes a weekly column for the literary magazine Scoundrel Time is at work on her first novel as well as a number of short stories, essays, and poems.


Preparing students, families, and educators to lead the 21st century with an authentic sense of self.

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