Hello! My name is Elise Castellanos and I was born and raised in Philadelphia, PA and have been a Texan since 1981. I have a dual degree from Lycoming College in English and Elementary Education. In addition to my education background, I worked for many years as a District Director of Operations for The Children’s Place. I am fortunate to have found my place at Custer Road Christian Day School where I can incorporate my business experience with my education background and my desire to minister to young children and their families.
Favorite scripture: Do not fear, for I am with you; do not be dismayed, for I am your God. I will strengthen you and help you; I will uphold you with my righteous right hand. Isaiah 41:10
Words to live by: Yesterday is gone. Tomorrow is a mystery. Today is a gift.
Family Members: Husband: Terry Children: Dan and Sarah
Hobbies, Interests: spending time with family and friends, travel, reading
What do most people not know about you? My first job was at a bubble gum factory. It was my job to be sure the gumballs were nice and round. That job inspired me to work very hard at school so that it wouldn’t be my first and only job!
Who has inspired you the most in your life and why? My kids. When impressionable minds are watching, you find yourself closely examining who you are, what you believe and how the world perceives your actions.
Favorite Children’s Book: Harold and the Purple Crayon
Favorite Movie: My Cousin Vinnie
Favorite Television Shows: Scandal
Dream Vacation: Any place where there is sand, sun and salt water!
First Car: 1967 Dodge Dart