Hello, I’m Ellie Richards! Travel and exploration have guided my education and philosophy. I graduated from California State University, Chico with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Spanish. From there, I had the opportunity to spend five months in Oaxaca, Mexico taking courses and teaching in public schools as part of my Bilingual Multiple Subject Teaching Credential program. I culminated my studies at California State University, Sacramento in 2011. My belief on education is that all children should be given the opportunity to grow a lifelong passion for learning through curiosity and discovery. I am so very happy to be a part of the DECS family!