- M.Ed. - Lesley University
- B.A. - Boston College
- Early Intervention Service Coordination
- Advanced Provisional Certification in Elementary Education
- Annual certification courses to comply with NY State's Early Intervention Program
- Monthly in-service trainings for Early Intervention outreach programs
Ellen McDowell has been working in Early Intervention since 2013. Prior to that time, she worked as a self-employed home daycare provider, an Early Head Start teacher, and a Parent Educator with the national Parents as Teachers Organization. Outside of work, she is busy raising four children with her husband, Jim. Ellen also serves as a director of Faith Formation for prek-6th grade at our local church.