Ellen Shelton currently serves as the Director for The University of Mississippi Writing Project and Director of Pre-College Programs for the Division of Outreach. She earned a BA in English from Hendrix College and an MA in English and EdD in Curriculum and Instruction from The University of Mississippi. She is Nationally Board Certified in Adolescent/Young Adult Language Arts and a 2003 winner of the Milken National Educator Award. She enters her 25th year an educator at the high school and university levels. She currently serves on the Board of Directors for the National Writing Project. Her research interests focus on K-16 writing instruction and empowering teachers through reflective practice.
In her spare time, she plays the cello, spends time with her husband and her cats (not in that order), and attempts gardening.