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Tara Ellsley, Ed.D.

Tara Ellsley
Upper School Teacher

NSU University School

Honors Courses

  • HONR 1000W: We Are All Biased: Investigating Social Stratification in America

Honors Engagement

  • Developed new honors course
  • Participates in honors events
  • Reviews First Week in Honors scholarship applications
  • Judges Undergraduate Student Symposium posters

Research Focus

  • LGBT legislation and current events
  • Gender issues including historical and recent trends
  • Race and ethnicity current climate


  • B.A., Washington University in St. Louis
  • M.S., Nova Southeastern University
  • Ed.D., Nova Southeastern University

Tara Ellsley has more than 20 years of education experience, applying innovative and engaging teaching methods in a range of disciplines. Inspired by her eighth-grade French teacher, she began her career as a middle and high-school French teacher. Doctoral studies broadened her interests and teaching opportunities to include leadership and sociology. Integrating her experiences living abroad and a passion for understanding differences, Ellsley is exploring how the complex aspects of our identity impact our interpersonal relationships.

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