Ellen K. Lawrence
Ellen K. Lawrence is a certified leader, librarian, and technology specialist with experience teaching elementary school, high school, and college students. As one of two library directors in her district, Ellen focuses on ways to support student and teacher performance across the curriculum
The American Library Association named Ellen’s current district’s library program the 2012 National School Library Program of the Year. Also, Ellen dedicates time to presenting at local and national conferences on the topics of libraries, technology, and professional development.
Ellen earned her bachelor’s degree in early childhood education at Illinois State University. After teaching first grade for two years, she obtained two master’s degrees, one in instructional technology from Northern Illinois University, and another in educational leadership from the University of St. Francis. Passionate about education, Ellen is currently pursuing a doctorate in instructional technology at Northern Illinois University. In addition to having a passion for teach- ing and learning, Ellen is an avid sports fan torn between Chicago hockey and St. Louis baseball.