Ellen Holmes

Student U High School Program Coordinator

Ellen Holmes

Ellen's Why:

I believe every child deserves a champion, someone that never gives up on them, and will push them but support them to be their best self. Someone who understands the power of connection and what it can do especially for our students who have not been given fair access to all the support available to them. This is why I was a long time educator and why I invested in Student U.

Advice Ellen finds valuable:

Relationships are at the heart of this work. You cannot get students buy-in without putting the relationship first.


Washington State University

North Carolina State University

Course of study:

BA in Hospitality & Business Management

Minor in Spanish and Business Administration

Certificate in K-12 Spanish education 

Student U start date:

August 2023

Professional accomplishments:

2022 Mayor’s Award- Promoting International Understanding

2019, Riverside High School Teacher of the Year,  DPS Teacher of the Year Top Five Finalist 

Other organizations Ellen is involved with:

Group leader with EF Tours 

Advisor for the Jordan High School chapter of Model Un

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