Karyn Ellis is currently teaching science and geography in the Special Education Department at WHS. She grew up in Portland, Oregon, and has an extensive portfolio of careers, many of which have focused on working with teenagers, including being a high school counselor. Additionally, she earned a master’s degree from Portland State University, eventually settling down in Oakland. Ellis enjoys playing board games with friends and watching older TV shows like “House of Cards.” One of her talents is juggling, and she has an adorable dog named Ernest.
Ellis likes working at Washington so far and loves how supportive the staff is!