Ellen Dorr serves as the Chief Technology Officer Director for the Renton School District, where she oversees Technology Services, which includes customer service, infrastructure, and digital learning. She leads the team to provide the resources and supports to empower educators to create inclusive, equitable instruction in classrooms as well as increase efficiency and effectiveness across the district.
Previously, Ellen served as the Director of Digital Learning in Renton and the Learning Technology Manager for Highline Public Schools. In both roles, she helped to write district technology plans and ensured that supports for students learning were provided and used intentionally. She identified and planned implementation of digital tools that met specific learning needs and evaluated data on these tools, focusing support on instructional practices.
Ellen is an adjunct faculty member at Seattle Pacific University, supporting the Master in Education in Digital Education Leadership Program. She is a member of Transcend Education’s Yellow Hats League and serves on the steering committee for the Community of Innovative Practice. She is a National Board Certified Teacher (NBCT) and a Certified Education Technology Leader (CETL). She is currently working toward her doctorate in education and superintendent certification in the Leadership for Learning program at the University of Washington, which is focused on equity-focused leadership and transformation of educational systems to realize ambitious learning goals for all students.
Ellen began her career in education as an English/Language Arts teacher in a low-income, high-diversity middle school, where she served in various leadership positions and developed a strong commitment to educational equity.