Ms. Ellen Burnett joined Isle of Wight County Schools in July 2016 as an Assistant Principal for Smithfield High School and UPLIFT. She comes from Clarksville, VA, where she entered education on a provisional license in 2005 after working in the insurance and banking industries in Virginia, Maryland and Washington, DC. Her first teaching assignment was as a 7th grade teacher at Bluestone Middle School in Skipwith, VA. While at BMS, she taught all core subjects at least once, participated in an International Baccalaureate pilot, coached the drama and academic bowl teams, and served on the building leadership team. She transitioned to her alma mater Bluestone High School in 2011 to teach math, focusing on Algebra II. While at BHS she served on the school leadership team and was an administrative intern and summer school administrator. She moved to central office in 2014 as the K-12 Math Coordinator, with responsibility for Science beginning in 2016. She received an Instructional Support Award for her work with instructional technology from SVREB in 2016. Ms. Burnett graduated from the University of Virginia with a Bachelors in Economics and minor in Sociology in 1998. She earned a certificate in 21st Century Learning and Leadership and Masters in Education Leadership from Longwood University.