Erik Ellefsen

Senior Fellow, Education


Erik Ellefsen has served in education for twenty years as a teacher, coach, consultant, Grievance Chairman for the American Federation of Teachers, Dean of Academics at Boston Trinity Academy, and as Principal at Chicago Christian High School. He currently serves as an Academic and College Counselor at Valley Christian High School (San Jose, CA), as Vice President of the Christian Coalition for Educational Innovation (CCEI), as Senior Fellow for the Center for the Advancement of Christian Education (CACE), and hosts the Digical Education podcast. Erik regularly organizes Christian school leadership seminars, innovation gatherings, and speaks on issues pertaining to academic program development, student discipleship and leadership, and organizational leadership. He was educated at Wheaton College (B.A. in Social Science with IL Teaching Credential), Benedictine University (M.Ed. in Administration and Leadership with IL Administrative Credential), and attended Boston University for further studies in Educational Policy and Organizational Leadership.

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