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Ellen Parker is not just the director of UPPS, she is also the mother to several UPPS alum. A strong believer in the importance of teaching children using their language- the language of play- she was excited to become a part of a preschool that values whole child development. Ellen is a Licensed Professional Counselor, with a Master's degree in Psychology and additional graduate work in School Psychology. In addition to keeping busy with her own three children, she is an avid runner, loves reading, and is an active member of University Presbyterian Church.

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