Ellen M. Boomer

Freelance Writer, Educational Consultant, Author

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I offer expert writing and educational consulting services and in-depth, diverse knowledge of DC neighborhoods.

  • M.A. from Teachers College, Columbia University and B.A. from The George Washington University
  • Accomplished, attentive writer with expertise in hyper-local news and educational content
  • Adept interviewer and meticulous researcher
  • Versatile, efficient communicator
  • Experienced editor
  • High school English teacher for over 10 years
  • Wrote more than 30 articles for Capital Community News on DC Public Schools, community stakeholders, neighborhood businesses, and local events
  • Created original curriculum content for an online learning organization
  • Working currently with students from elementary through high school age to help them strengthen their reading, writing, communication, and organization skills

What’s Happening to Our Public Schools?

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With yet another round of school closures and the associated impacts, it appears that many neighborhoods and children will be the ones who ultimately pay the price.

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Mount Vernon Triangle

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Three local businesses profiled in this article about the Mount Vernon Triangle area of DC.

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Student Driven Learning

Screen-Shot-2014-02-03-at-2.21.48-PMIn an age when many schools feel pressured to teach to the test, Montessori and Reggio Emilia-inspired schools prove that child-centered classrooms and student-driven programs foster children’s creativity and curiosity, creating independent, self-confident thinkers.

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The Process of Choosing a Middle School

Screen-Shot-2014-02-03-at-2.23.52-PM-e1391456370358By the time children are ready to leave behind the self-contained classrooms of elementary schools and venture into middle schools, each decision parents make has the potential to have a more profound, longer-lasting impact on their children.

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Reporter

“Ellen Boomer is an accomplished reporter who is hard working and attentive to detail.” – Andrew Lightman, Managing Editor, Capital Community News

Tutor

“Ellen has helped my daughter become a stronger, more confident writer.” – Parent of a high school student

Writer

“Ellen consistently met her deliverable deadlines and exhibited extraordinary content knowledge.  She always conducted herself with professionalism… It was a real pleasure to work with her.” –Erik Meuser, Manager of Secondary Development – Social Studies, Lincoln Learning Solutions