Meet The Teacher
Meet The Teacher
My name is Ellen Begbie and this is my 21st year teaching. I am very excited to be your child’s Resource Teacher. I believe all children can succeed and I look forward to helping your child have a fantastic year!! Most of you that know me, know that I was a fifth grade teacher for many years. Two years ago I took a leave of absence and upon returning I decided to embark on this journey with you.
A little personal information about myself. I am a licensed foster parent, and I have three beautiful children. My daughter’s name is Unity and I adopted her through foster care in 2017. She is seven years old and she came to us when she was two. This past year my family and I were also blessed with a new edition. In March we received a call for a nineteen day old newborn. He is currently 18 months old and we also have his baby sister now who is five months old!
I am passionate when it comes to helping others. I am the moderator for The Ambassador of Kindness Program in our school, and for the past few years I have been organizing The Unity Bag Project in our school. The Unity Bag Project/Program is something I developed in 2013 while becoming licensed as a foster care parent. Unfortunately, most children that enter the system are removed under emergency circumstances and arrive with just the clothes on their backs. The Unity Bag Program gets our students involved and teaches them how to make a difference in the lives of others. We work together to raise awareness and put together Unity Bags that are given to children upon entering the foster care system. Unity Bags are backpacks that are filled with age appropriate necessities that will comfort the child and help him/her get through that very first night. Participating in this project is very fulfilling to everyone involved, and as the school year progresses I will send home information with future details. If you would like more information or would like to see our school in action on FOX 5 News you can visit my website at www.childreninunity.com