Ellen Carter is a four-time graduate of StFX and current PhD Candidate. She taught for nearly a decade in Nova Scotia public schools, primarily in upper elementary, middle school, and secondary mathematics. Ellen has great interest in mathematics education, particularly in the areas of trauma-informed practices and decolonization. She is committed to advocacy and support for the education of children and youth in care. Outside of her role in the Faculty of Education, Ellen serves as a foster parent trainer with the Federation of Foster Families of Nova Scotia.