Joy Ellison
Assistant Principal, Chastain Road Elementary School, South Carolina

Joy Ellison has served as an educator for 13 years with a special education background at the elementary and middle school levels. For the last eight years, she has been an assistant principal and has focused her energy on teaching students and teachers proactive strategies on how to manage behavior. Under the leadership of her and her colleagues, CRE has transformed into a school that is a trailblazer for early childhood education and a positive school culture, recognized by the state as a leader in personalized learning. The school has earned an "excellent" rating on the state report card.

Joy Ellison has served as an educator for 13 years with a special education background at the elementary and middle school levels. For the last eight years, she has been an assistant principal and has focused her energy on teaching students and teachers proactive strategies on how to manage behavior. Under the leadership of her and her colleagues, CRE has transformed into a school that is a trailblazer for early childhood education and a positive school culture, recognized by the state as a leader in personalized learning. The school has earned an "excellent" rating on the state report card.

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Jessica Patterson
Principal, Chastain Road Elementary School, South Carolina
Joy Ellison
Assistant Principal, Chastain Road Elementary School, South Carolina
February 21, 2020