Ellen Royse

Ellen Royse, 11/12th Grade Environmental Science & Urban Ecology Teacher

Ellen joined Capital City in August 2011. She holds an Master of Science in Science Education from Syracuse University in Syracuse, N.Y. and a Bachelor of Arts in Comparative Languages and Linguistics from Earlham College in Richmond, Indiana. Before coming to Capital City, Ellen taught middle school science in Burlington, Vermont. She was born and raised in central Kentucky.

Ellen is passionate about involving students in planning and decision-making, creating real-world learning opportunities for her students and investing in students' social-emotional growth.

At Capital City, she co-sponsors the School Garden Market, trains student equity facilitators and serves on the Equity Core Committee. Ellen was instrumental in the creation of the 11th Grade Food Justice Youth Summit. She was also part of the inaugural cohort of Hollyhock Fellows at Stanford University.

When she's not teaching, Ellen is likely to be riding her bike, taking in DC's theater scene, seeking out local food or scouring the racks of a thrift store.