Mailing Address

Center for Community Schools
College of Health and Public Affairs
University of Central Florida
Health and Public Affairs I
12805 Pegasus Drive
Orlando, FL  32816-2200

Phone: 407-823-2723
Fax: 407-823-0744

Contact Info

Amy Ellis, M.M.E., Director
Phone: 407-823-2723
Fax: 407-823-5821

Director Amy Ellis earned a Master of Education from Florida State University and an Educational Leadership Certificate from Stetson University. Prior to assuming her role at UCF, she worked for five years as a senior administrator for Orange County Public School and co-director for Evans High School • A Community Partnership School, where she helped begin and successfully implement the first community school of its kind in Florida. Early in her career, she served as a teacher in alternative education settings. She went on to dedicate herself to developing programs that supported youth holistically as a district SAFE (Student Assistance and Family Empowerment) coordinator and prevention and intervention specialist. Ellis has extensive experience leading efforts in community collaboration; social service programming; and in starting, developing, and sustaining projects that work effectively toward community and global growth. She is currently pursuing her doctorate in educational leadership at UCF.

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