Ellen Gillis, Kindergarten Teacher
This is Ellen Gillis's 11th year at CSMH! Ellen Gillis holds a teaching credential and a B.A. in both Advertising and English from San Jose State. She taught kindergarten and first grade for many years prior to coming to CSMH in 2007. In 2013, she made the switch to kindergarten and for the last five years has enjoyed getting students ready for first grade. She loved teaching first grade and even had her own daughter as one of her students! Her daughter, Mary, had an incredible learning experience at CSMH and is currently a sophomore at Leland High School in San Jose, where her husband is a teacher. She has two pets, Hank a black lab and Bruce, a guinea, who is also a classroom pet.