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Ellen Ballock

Ellen Ballock

Chair of Education, Dean of School of Education

Professor of Education

B.S. Florida State University
Ph.D. The Pennsylvania State University


Ellen Ballock started her career as a second grade teacher in Florida and then at the North Jakarta International School in the country of Indonesia. Prior to joining the Gordon College faculty in 2013, she also served as a teacher educator at Towson University in Maryland. She is passionate about the School of Education’s mission to prepare teachers, school leaders, and speech-language pathology assistants for making an impact on the individuals, communities, and systems they serve.

You will often find her engaged with strategic process-oriented work, whether that be designing curriculum and instruction, using assessment data for continuous improvement, or structuring collaborative professional development.

Her specific research interests include professional learning communities, teacher “noticing” and decision-making, collaboration, and teacher driven continuous improvement.