Who We Are

Ellen Roche, Executive Director

Ellen joins Trust for Learning after graduating from a Montessori-inspired preschool and with many years of experience working in and with schools, nonprofits, and foundations. Over years working as a brand and campaign strategist for progressive causes ranging from climate change to human rights, she became more and more focused on root-cause problems and structural solutions, focusing for the last three years as much as possible on racial equity efforts. Prior to her most recent leadership roles at Free Range and Provoc, Ellen taught music, English, and humanities and earned a Master’s in education, where she focused on progressive, antiracist, and civic education, specifically the history of a lesser-known branch of American progressive education (that of Francis Parker). She is thrilled to be jumping into Trust for Learning’s community and honored to build and deepen momentum toward achieving Ideal Learning for all kids.

Email Ellen: ellen@trustforlearning.org

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