Ellen Marie Macone Winson

Title: Title 1 Director (Retired)
Company: Massachusetts Department of Education
Location: Woburn, MA, United States

Ellen Winson, Retired Director at Massachusetts Department of Education has been recognized by Marquis Who’s Who Top Educators for dedication, achievements, and leadership in academic administration.

A graduate of the University of Massachusetts, Ms. Winson earned a Bachelor of Science in 1962. Soon thereafter, she secured a Master of Education from Northeastern University in 1966. After becoming certified as an elementary teacher for grades kindergarten through eighth with the Massachusetts Department of Education, she also obtained a certification as a reading specialist for grades kindergarten through 12, and as a supervisor of reading. At the start of her career, Ms. WInson contributed as an elementary teacher for Woburn Public Schools, with which she remained for 45 years.

Most recently, Ms. Winson served the role of a Title 1 teacher and later the director of the Woburn Public School from 1987 until her retirement in 2007. In light of her myriad of accomplishments in the field, Ms. Winson has been the recipient of the State Leadership Award and was recognized by the National Association of Federal Education Program Administrators. Civically, she has been active on the board of directors of the Title 1 Dissemination Project in Melrose, Massachusetts, and the Friends of the Woburn Public Library.

Ms. Winson has attributed her professional success to her desire to help others succeed. She also drew inspiration from her mother, who was a teacher in the past. In her spare time, she enjoys reading and traveling. In an effort to remain aware of changes in the field, she maintains her professional affiliation with the Council of Administrators of Compensatory Education and the International Reading Association.

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