Elena graduated with a Masters Degree in Philosophy from Edinburgh University and King’s College London. She then gained her teacher training qualification from the Institute of Education, training between Fox Primary School and Ashburnham Community School. She instantly loved the community atmosphere at Ashburnham, the kindness of the staff and the hard-working attitudes of the children. She started her NQT year as the Year 5 Class Teacher in September 2014, before transitioning with her class to become the Year 6 Class Teacher in September 2015.
Elena is the Spelling and Grammar Coordinator at Ashburnham and loves the English language. She is particularly interested in literature, the arts and culture in London and other cities around the world. Socialising with friends and family, playing netball and playing a variety of instruments are other hobbies that Elena enjoys outside school hours.