Ellie Walsh-Moots

School of Education, University of Strathclyde - History

A graduate of The College of William and Mary (2012, B.A., History) and Vanderbilt University's Peabody College (2013, M.Ed., Secondary Social Studies Education),  Ellie Walsh-Moots is in her eighth year teaching social studies at Pope John Paul II High School in Hendersonville, TN. She spends her days guiding freshman students to be practicing student-historians through World History and empowering senior students to be active citizens through AP U.S. Government and Politics. She also facilitates a project-based learning course in which students use historical research skills to reconstruct celebrations of the past. She has previously taught Forensics (Speech and Debate) and U.S. History. When not in the classroom, Ellie enjoys travel and trivia with family and friends. Like many teachers, her passion for pedagogy and commitment to growth has led her to also take on school leadership roles, including positions as a house leader, technology integration lead, and department chair.