Ellen McCoy Ph. D.Executive Director Administration
I spend more time than I’d like to admit wishing I had a chocolate chip cookie and a glass of milk. I grew up next door to my best friend. She, my two younger brothers, and I had a club, and we raised money for our infamous pizza parties by charging our neighbors admission to attend plays we produced. I think college was a much better phase of life than high school. I made great friends in the calling room working my part time job as a DePauw Phonathon caller. In college and high school, I also worked as a nanny, writing tutor, and JC Penny sales associate. I live 561 miles away from my parents, and I wish I could put my hometown and Tulsa in the same place. I collect pocketknives, tea cups, quotes, and Wendell Berry books. I’m happily married to a fellow who makes my heart go pitter-patter, and we share our home with a fine canine friend named Pervus. I love to travel, read, take walks, and listen to killer beats. I never say “no” to a Coke, a cuppa tea, a shoe sale, or an ice cream. I hate house cleaning, but I sure love the way it looks when it’s done. I’m afraid of shots, dental work, snakes, and tests.
I work with our kids and teachers because I am called to public service. I believe in the power of public education to change both the lives of individuals and the world we live in. As an administrator, I believe my job is to set the conditions for teachers to work their magic by removing barriers and enabling them to build bridges to resources, best theories, and other experts.
Room: 104 C
- Bachelor of Arts in Political Science from DePauw University
- Ph.D. in Educational Administration and Policy Studies from the University of Oklahoma