St. Edward-Epiphany Catholic School welcomes Ms. Emily Elliott as our new principal. Elliott, formerly a fifth grade teacher at SEES, replaced principal Georgette Richards, who retired at the conclusion of the 2011-2012 school year.
Elliott was selected from more than 16 applicants from across the nation. A Midlothian resident, Elliott joined the St. Edward-Epiphany faculty in 2010, where she taught fifth grade language arts, reading, and social studies.
Elliott was born in California, completed high school in San Diego, and graduated from California State University-Fresno with a degree in Business Administration. She furthered her education at National University in La Jolla, Calif., where she earned an MBA with an emphasis in Marketing. After working as a retail manager for several years and a white-water river guide in the summers, Elliott moved to Los Angeles. There, she worked in advertising, but quickly learned that she longed to get back into the classroom, and began teaching in the Los Angeles Unified School District at Canterbury Elementary School.
In 2006, Ms. Elliott completed her second Master’s degree, in American Studies, at Pepperdine University in Malibu, Calif. She moved to Virginia that same year, and started her own business devoted to helping new families transition into parenthood.
Elliott is married to Brad Elliott, who is also a teacher, and has three children—two of whom proudly attend St. Edward-Epiphany.