Hi, I'm Ellie Schendzielos
Ellie Schendzielos, School-Based Therapist, joined JPA in July 2021. She received a Master’s in Social Work from Erikson Institute in May of 2021. Ellie’s role at JPA includes providing individual, child-centered, relationship-based therapy to students in Pre-K through 8th grade, small group therapy focused on building social-emotional competency, and consultation and collaboration with teachers and caregivers.
Prior to joining JPA, Ellie worked as a literacy tutor with AmeriCorps, a special education paraprofessional in multiple elementary schools, and was on staff at a Salvation Army emergency shelter, providing care, support, and stability to children & adults experiencing homelessness. She completed an internship with Breakthrough Urban Ministries prior to interning at JPA.
Ellie is All in for Kids because "I have witnessed and continue to believe in the capacity of children to heal through the experience of safe, trustworthy relationships with compassionate, attuned adults. I am deeply impacted by this work and honored to be invited into my clients' stories."