As a second generation graduation of Christ the King Catholic School, I am thrilled to be rejoining the CKS community as a faculty member.
Since graduating with a degree in Elementary Education from Saint Louis University in 2007, I have been teaching middle school in Dallas.
I have received two Work of Heart Awards from the Catholic Foundation and was named Teacher of the Year in 2014 by St. Mary of Carmel Catholic School. I have also been honored as Teacher of the Year by the Dallas Notre Dame Alumni Group and named Distinguished Young Alumni of Ursuline Academy.
In 2012, I had the opportunity to join Arise Africa on a trip to Lusaka, Zambia. I helped lead a teacher training and was able to interact on a personal level with young children at camp.
I am certified in Project Based Learning through the Buck Institute. In December of 2014, I was selected to attend the prestigious Google Teacher Academy and became a Google Certified Teacher. According to Google, “Google Certified Teachers are exceptional educators with a passion for using innovative tools to improve teaching and learning, as well as creative leaders and ambassadors for change. They are recognized experts and widely admired for their commitment to high expectations for students, lifelong learning and collaboration.”
In the summer of 2016, I was selected to attend the World Affairs Council of Dallas' Morocco trip for educators. Fellows in the Morocco study tour develop their own curricula highlighting historical, cultural, and political comparisons between the U.S. and Morocco.
It's easy to be enthusiastic when you love what you do!
Ms. Madeline Elliott