Ellen Pritchard Dodge, M.ED, CCC-SLP, is a recognized leader in character education and communication skills in the classroom. Ellen has published numerous books and articles and has given over 400 workshops for both parents and educators. Ellen’s interactive workshop style and effective communication strategies and passion for raising children’s social and emotional intelligence makes her a sought after speaker. Ellen has extensively taught in public schools in Northern California where her communication curriculum won a National Character Education award. Ellen, with Dr. William Pollack, author of Real Boys, collaborated to create classrooms that are academically and socially engaging for boys through Supporting Our Sons. Since 2008, she has been the educational director and curriculum author for Kimochis … Toys with Feelings Inside® and was named to Parenting Magazine’s Editorial Advisory Board for 2013.

Speaker Disclosures:

Financial: Ellen Pritchard Dodge is the Educational Director and curriculum author for the Plushy Feely Cooperation (Kimochis … Toys with Feelings Inside®); she maintains an ownership interest in the company and intellectual property rights to the products. She receives a speaking honorarium from PESI, Inc. She has no relevant financial relationships with ineligible organizations.

Non-financial: Ellen Pritchard Dodge serves on the board of the California Speech and Hearing Association.