Our Team

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ELLIE BUSSE

7th & 8th Grade Science Teacher

Ellie worked as an environmental geologist for the EPA before starting a career in teaching. She grew up in Atlanta, GA but has moved around since her adult years. She returned to North Carolina after living on the west coast for five years. She earned her M.Ed at the University of Reno, Nevada in 2017 focusing on middle and high school science. She has worked in outdoor sports education leading backpacking and white water kayaking trips. She's also a certified yoga teacher; earning her 200hr yoga teacher training in San Francisco with a focus on kids yoga and bringing the practice into the classroom. Ellie values project based, hands-on learning. She strives to guide students in their learning through lab experiments and scientific inquiry. When not found playing in her kayak on a river, she's enjoying nature, gardening, hiking, listening to music, biking, or yogaing.