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Miss Ellen

Hello! My name is Ellen Gatewood; in the classroom I go by Miss Ellen. I was born and raised in Shawnee, KS (Kansas City area). I received my bachelor's in Early Childhood Education from Kansas State University in May 2013.

Preschool is my absolute favorite age to work with, as they are always eager to learn and full of wonderful observations about the world around them. We believe that children learn best through play and our classroom is structured around this idea. Through play we incorporate music, movement, math, literacy, science, and fine arts.

My para is Julie James, Miss Julie to the children. She was born and raised in Topeka and has worked as a para in the district for 6 years. She is married to Trenton and they have five children.

Our classroom, the Rabbit Room, is located at Pine Ridge Prep II. The phone number is 783-2480 and my email is Please feel free to contact me at any time!