Ellie Regnell – Maryland Nomination & Photography by Erica Land Photography Issue 63 of Inspiring Teens Magazine
Nomination: Ellie is a kind, empathetic girl who has a strong passion to help others. She uses this passion every day at her internship as a kindergarten teacher’s assistant. In this internship she has learned the values of respecting how a child learns and how each one is extremely different. Ellie also works at the expressive therapy center every Sunday helping teach children to how manage their anxiety and learn how to improve their social skills. With her passion, she has helped inspired the kids she works with and has helped boost their self-esteem, while encouraging them that they are enough.
What inspiring things about you does your nomination not cover? My passion for promoting self-esteem hacks, school doesn’t define you, and it’s ok to prioritize yourself over others sometimes
What else would you like to talk about? - the importance of educating children young emotionally - how your grades do not define you and your intelligence - how important mental health days are - learning how to be kind to yourself be your own best friend
If you were to present a topic to a group of your peers, what would it be? I could talk about the importance of emotional intelligence rather than school intelligence. I strongly believe our school system is corrupted causing lack of self-esteem among children everywhere. I work with kindergartners, and I see it every day. Becoming more aware of your emotions is much more important than knowing your times tables.
Look for Ellie in issue 63 of Inspiring Teens Magazine!