After nearly seven years as an attorney, I finally realized that teaching was my true passion. During my almost ten years as a teacher, I have taught a variety of subjects, including English 9, English 11 (American Literature), Ancient World History, American Government, Speech, and Journalism, Media Communication, and Digital Literacy. I also enjoyed 14 years of coaching and coordinating SMA's amazing Mock Trial program.
During the past four years, I embarked on a new journey into instructional technology. I have delved giddily into the world of instructional technology as an Instructional Technology Coach and as an adjunct instructor at Concordia University in an effort to serve my students and colleagues. I am an Apple Distinguished Educator (Class of 2017), Apple Learning Specialist, and an Apple Teacher. I love attending and presenting at conferences and connecting with other educators through Twitter.
In my down time, I am an avid reader and a horse enthusiast, when I am not marveling at my incredible husband and daughter.
I am a Learning Specialist, High School English instructor, and Teacher Researcher in Portland, Oregon. I received my M.Ed. from Lewis and Clark College, where I serve as an adjunct instructor. In addition to my full-time teaching in the classroom, I facilitate three Teacher-Research groups for SMA teachers. I write for Lead Literacy and Choice Literacy, and you can read more about my story at on the Huffington Post: "Ellie Gilbert: You Are Worth Something". I also present regularly at regional and national educational and technology conferences.