Mrs. Ellen Pongrace
Ellen Pongrace has taught kindergarten for many, many years with the last thirteen of them being here at wonderful NHS. She grew up in Portsmouth, NH. Her education includes a B.S. from the University of NH in Child Development and a M.Ed. in Early Childhood Education from Texas Tech University. After 21 years of traveling the country with Air Force Pilot husband Joe and teaching in 12 different places, she now resides right across the street from the school on Pine Road. (She commutes to school on feet toting a green wagon each morning). Her teaching experience ranges from preschool, private kindergarten, intergenerational program teaching (kindergarteners and nursing home residents under one roof learning together!), 4 year and community college teaching in the early childhood field, and college intern supervisor. Hobbies of Ellen's include: yoga, walking, gardening, beachtime year round, and reading. The Motto in Ellen's classroom is: "No project is too messy for us!"