Educating the
whole child.
Educating the
whole child.

A K-8 public charter school in Harrisville, Utah.

Miss Kotie

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Kotie Ellis hails from the Eastern United States, having made Utah home about seven years ago. She pursued her Bachelor's of Arts in English Literature with a focus in Russian Literature from Oglethorpe University in Atlanta, Ga and her Master's of Education in Montessori Education, with a thesis focused on multi-sensory reading curriculums, from Loyola College in Baltimore, Md. She has furthered her Utah license through a graduate program at WSU. Her teaching experience spans K to 12.

Kotie has been in education all her life. She taught dance for many years while also tutoring in Math and Reading. Then, she switched gears, teaching in special needs, high school language arts, and secondary school testing arenas. When her first child was born, she remembered her love of Montessori's philosophies and pursued teaching in the elementary grade levels. It is clear from her present and past endeavors Stephanie loves multi-sensory learning styles, teaching, and learners of all ages.

When not teaching, she explores the world through books, movies, seminars, further collegiate study, outdoor expeditions and travel. Her two children, Rowan (15) and Tenzin (7), keep her active as well. Together, they enjoy animals of all kinds, nature, and laughter. Most of all they love learning and exploration. Kotie truly believes curiosity sparks the joy of learning's adventure, and hopes to bring that day-in and day-out to her classroom. She is excited to join the collaborative team of children and adults at Greenwood Charter.

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