Welcome to Ellis!!


It is exciting to welcome you to the 2019-20 school year!  I hope each family had a summer full of fun, relaxation, and many wonderful memories.

Each school year creates excitement in our children as they set goals for the upcoming school-year.  As an IB PYP* school, Ellis celebrates our global community that motivates students to achieve academic and behavioral excellence while reaching their fullest potential as life-long learners.   The beginning of the school year allows for families to meet new classmates, teachers, and staff.  

As your Assistant Principal, I will continue to develop and strengthen the partnership with you to ensure your child/children achieve their highest potential while a student at Ellis.  An African Proverb states it takes an entire village to raise our children.  From my experience in the educational setting, I believe it is essential that parents and school personnel consistently collaborate to foster the social, emotional, and academic development for each individual student. As committed partners, the community of Ellis shares the responsibility for each child’s success. The staff at Ellis Elementary is passionate and committed to maximize your child’s learning and growth as a citizen in the community. 


I look forward to meeting the new students and families and welcoming back our returning Explorers.  If you have any questions or concerns, please feel free to contact me.  


Mrs. Leigh Allen-Hughes

Assistant Principal





*International Baccalaureate – Primary Years Programme (IBPYP)