B.A. in Women's Studies and Education, Barnard College; M.L.S. in School Library Media Studies, Queens College. Upon graduating Phi Beta Kappa from Barnard College, Ellen joined the Muscota New School, a progressive K-5 school in Northern Manhattan, as the school librarian. Over the past five years Ellen has explored leadership within the Muscota community as technology director, data specialist, and School Leadership Team Chair. She is a Cyber-Safety Facilitator for the NYC Department of Education and was one of 120 chosen for the American Library Association Emerging Leaders Program. While she takes great pleasure in School Library Media Studies, Ellen is frustrated by the apparent lack of leadership opportunities in the field and is committed to dispelling the assumption that school librarians are not school leaders.