Miss Ellen Gardner teaches fifth grade Literature and Composition at Northwest Arkansas Classical Academy. This is Miss Gardner's third year with Responsive Education and second year with NWACA. Previously, she has taught sixth grade English and History at Quest Middle School in Little Rock. She also taught third grade for three years at Jerusalem School Bethlehem, a private Christian school in the Palestinian territories. She earned her Bachelor's degree in Business Administration from John Brown University and subsequently earned her Master's degree in teaching from University of Central Arkansas. She is currently certified in teaching English and History for middle school (grades 4-8.) Outside of school, Miss Gardner enjoys travelling, game nights, and spending time with her nieces and nephew.