Our team of teachers really couldn’t be any better, yet they’re always trying to improve themselves as individuals and as educators. Our teachers frequently attend conferences and regularly collaborate with their peers nationally and across the pond. We attribute our unusually low turnover to the encouraging environment and structured support that we create—and the fact that our teachers truly believe in the Magnolia School’s approach to education. Each member of our staff is committed to continuing education. Several of our staff members have their master’s or are working towards earning their master’s.

Ellen Carter

Ellen Carter, M.Ed., BCBA

Director of School

Ellen received her bachelor’s degree from TCU in Speech and Language Pathology.  She then went onto UNT and got her Master’s in Education with an emphasis in Autism Intervention.  She received her Board Certified Behavior Analyst certification in 2011.  Ellen has worked in the field of Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) for over 15 years in a variety of setting, including 1:1 therapy, ASD schools, inclusion schools and clinical settings.  She and Glenn met while she was living in England and married in Texas in 2011.  Ellen has a passion for teaching and loves to watch children learn new things.  She takes pride in her work and loves to share children’s accomplishments with families.  When she is not teaching, Ellen enjoys spending time with her dog, Topher and playing with her daughter, Beatrix.

Meghan Houseman

Meghan Houseman, M.Ed., BCBA

Director of Pre-School

Meghan has worked in the field of education for over ten years. She completed her bachelor’s degree in Child Development and Early Childhood in 2008 from the University of Texas. She received her master’s in education from Texas State University in 2010 with an emphasis in Applied Behavior Analysis. Meghan became a Board Certified Behavior Analyst in 2010. Meghan has worked in a variety of settings including consulting in public and private schools. At The Magnolia School, you can find her in the classroom instructing children one on one and in small groups or on the playscape or sandbox encouraging imagination and always fun!

Glenn Carter

Glenn Carter, M.Ed., BCBA

Director of Training and Development

Glenn received his bachelors degree in Information Management from the University of Sheffield, England. He also holds a Masters from the University of Texas in Special Education and Developmental Disabilities. Glenn’s areas of interest include principals of instructional design and staff training.  Every year he coaches masters students from the University of Texas.  Glenn has been teaching all of his professional life.  Working with children runs in his family. His grandmother, Madeleine Carter, received an MBE from the Queen, for services to childcare.