Ellen Marshall

Speaking/Consultation Areas: Early childhood education with extensive expertise with pre-k children (three to five years old). Topics include:

Presentation Style: Ellen establishes a relaxed and comfortable atmosphere in her workshops. Standard elements include active audience participation, hands-on activities, and lots of fun!

Ellen Marshall, Ph. D., has worked in early childhood and special education for 30 years in Virginia and Texas. She has been a classroom teacher, curriculum developer, coordinator for a technical assistance center for early childhood special education teachers, and is currently a professor at San Antonio College in Texas. She''s presented and consulted locally, nationally, and internationally. Ellen has worked with teachers in international schools in Brazil, Costa Rica, Italy, Jordan, and Mexico. Her workshops are delivered from a constructivist perspective; she builds on participant''s prior knowledge while logically guiding them through assimilation and incorporation of information. Her presentations include supportive theory and research along with current best practices for early childhood education. Ellen has received three higher education excellence awards for her work with adult learners. Her education training is from the University of North Carolina in Greensboro, Old Dominion University in Virginia, and Texas A&M; University in Texas.

Here are some comments from people attending Ellen's workshops:

"The way you presented the material and the hands-on activities are great!" Preschool teacher - San Antonio

"I now have a sound understanding of good practices for early childhood education environments and how children learn." Preschool Administrator - John F. Kennedy American School of Queretaro, Mexico

"I learned so much about the foundation of learning, brain development, mentoring, change, and all that needs to take place in order for a program to be good." Kindergarten Teacher - American School of Guatemala