Ellin was so lucky to be the runner up for the Toyota Family Teacher of the Year! This is a photo of her at the award ceremony (look at how happy she is!), and this is from her co-attendee, Shanti Bhaskaran:
Ellin received her award on October 18 at an inspiring celebration at the Families Learning Summit in Detroit, where guest speakers included Jim Lentz, the CEO of Toyota North America, Sonia Manzano (“Maria” from Sesame Street) and adult learners who shared how participating in a literacy program changed their lives and those of their children. Ellin and I got to meet adult/family literacy educators from all over the country at the conference.