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Ms.  Ellen  M.  Bush
School Counselor
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2012 Certified Foster Care Home & Foster Home Trainer, ABCH, Birmingham, AL

1991  Counseling Certification K-12,  Auburn University, Montgomery, AL

1989   Teacher Certification 1-6, Auburn University, Montgomery, AL

1979   Masters of Education, College Administration and Counseling, Auburn

1975   Bachelor of Science, Business Administration and High School Teaching                                        

Certification, Georgia Southwestern University, Americus, GA


Ms. Bush is currently in her twenty-ninth year with Elmore County Public Schools.  She has been at Coosada Elementary for the last eight years, but has also been a counselor at Robinson Spring, Millbrook Middle and Millbrook Junior High Schools. Her other years of service were teaching second grade and title math and reading for K-3.   Ms. Bush had a variety of work experiences before coming to our school system working at Auburn University, Huntington College, and Central Bank. 

Ms. Bush works with first and second grade classes at Coosada Elementary School.  She enjoys introducing students and parents to the first years of formal education. Daily she  counsels with students, parents and teachers;  teaches large group classes; and works with special interest groups.  There is lots of growing up and maturing that takes place during these years and the school staff works as a team to help all students maximize their growth and development. 

Ms. Bush is the proud mother of three children, Julie, Ben and David as well as the proud grandmother to grandaughter Adleigh and grandson Jude.


     Welcome to Coosada Elementary School.  The first years of school are full of exciting growth and changes.  It is my pleasure to help students and their parents grow through educational and life's challenges.   I enjoy working students by teaching character education. Some of my first lessons is on how to S.T.A.R. (Stop, Think, Act and Review)  your problems and How to handle children who call you names and Other "STUFF."  There are very few problems that these students can not solve with a little help.  It is rewarding to watch them use their thinking skills to solve their own problems. 

I encourage recognition of making good choices.  Each Wednesday we have a popcorn party to reward one student from each class as their "students of the week."  Each month we additional plan a "gotcha" party to reward good behavior. Between recognition for good behavior and birthdays, I hope to place a positive touch on students each day.  It is a pleasure to work with them!!!!