Antonio L. Ellison, II

Antonio Ellison
Language Specialist
(610) 758-1162


M.Ed., Curriculum and Instruction: Teaching Culturally & Linguistically Diverse & Exceptional Learners/TESOL
George Mason University

Graduate Certificate in International ESOL Education (w/ PK-12 Licensure)
George Mason University

CELTA (Certificate in English Language Teaching to Adults)
Cambridge ESOL/ University of Cambridge (UK)

B.A., Human Communication Studies
Howard University

Philosophy of Teaching

El-Hajj Malik El-Shabazz said that “education is our passport to the future, for tomorrow belongs to the people who prepare for it today.” As such, education is a tool for empowerment which enables individuals to transcend their mental and physical limitations–be they self-inflicted or externally imposed. Schools and classrooms should provide a venue where students feel safe to enquire, explore and express–a venue where they feel respected, appreciated and validated.

Holding a passport also implies that its owner possesses international-mindedness and an appreciation of, and a desire to understand and engage, other cultures. Likewise, the educational environment (schools, classrooms and curricula) should be inclusive and responsive to the needs of learners of varied cultures and exceptionalities. All of what has been mentioned are principles that I attempt to adhere to as an educator.

Professional Interests

  • International and Comparative Education
  • Multicultural Education
  • Refugee Education
  • Correctional ESL Education

Recent Presentations

2019 “Socrative Reading & Listening.” King Fahad University of Petroleum & Minerals; Dhahran, Saudi Arabia

Languages Spoken

English, Arabic and Spanish