Ellen Hess – Language Arts

ehess@harborps.org        231-526-4708

Hello! I was raised in Charlevoix, Michigan. It was my experience in Performing Arts and the English classroom that inspired me to become a teacher.

At Western Michigan University, I double majored in English and theatre education.

My first teaching position was a freshman English course at WMU. Later, I took an English position at Lakeshore Public Schools in Stevensville, Michigan. After two years, due to budget cuts and seniority, I was moved “up” to Lakeshore Middle school. Yes, it was a move up because I discovered my passion for teaching middle level students.

I have been teaching at Harbor Springs Middle school since 2004. I have had the wonderful opportunity of teaching at English and various forms of drama at the middle school.

I completed my Master in Instruction and Curriculum in 2010. I love learning new information.

 In my free time, I love spending time with my family, painting, sewing, camping, and reading.

 My my mission is to develop educated, self-reliant, goal oriented young adults in preparation for their next steps.

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