Ellen Resnek has been an educator for over 20 years, teaching in both Massachusetts and Vermont before relocating to Pennsylvania. She received her Bachelor of Arts in History from the University of Massachusetts in 1988 and holds 2 Masters Degrees in Education from Wilkes University. She has taught a wide variety of courses in the field of Social Studies, including partnering with the University of Pittsburgh as a College in High School Educator. She is a member of the Teacher Advisory Board for The National Constitution Center; responsible for promoting high-quality, nonpartisan, civic education through a variety of activities and programs and a founding member of the Teacher Advisory Group for the National Council on History Education, NCHE. She also serves as an Outreach Teacher Trainer for the Transatlantic Outreach Program.
Her accomplishments include placing second in the Teaching America’s Founding, through the National Endowment for the Humanities and Mount Vernon Ladies Association. She also was awarded the Lucile Cornetet Individual Award for Professional Development from the Delta Kappa Gamma Educational Foundation. In 2018, she was honored to be the recipient of the Transatlantic Outreach Fellow of the Year awarded at the National Council of Social Studies Annual Conference in Chicago. She has had her work published in many educational journals, newsletters, and websites, including Lincoln’s Cottage, Foreign Policy Research Institute, National Council for History Education, The National Constitution Center, World History Digital Education Foundation, and the Transatlantic Outreach Program.
Her expertise in educational outreach is only surpassed by her passion for Professional Development. She has participated and led a plethora of Professional Development programs both in the United States and Abroad. Her classes have designed and participated in cross-cultural immersive activities with educators and students across the globe creating platforms to engage in thoughtful discussions surrounding difficult histories to enrich and inform the greater global community. She has developed and presented educational outreach workshops at the local, state, and regional levels, sharing these experiences.