Ms. Ellingson Art Specialist

Ms. Ellingson
Art Specialist

Ms. Ellingson graduated from UMD in 2016 with a BFA in Fine Arts. Right after graduation, she joined the Peace Corps and served in a small country called the Gambia in West Africa for 27 months. Ms. Ellingson loves to travel and has been to 13 countries so far.  She has plans to visit more next summer. She loves to make art in her free time, wheel throwing pottery, quilt making, crocheting, and drawing are her favorite forms of art. When she is not making art Ms. Ellingson likes to go for hikes with her dog or play board games with her friends.  

Fall Art Letter

Mr. Copas
Physical Education Specialist


Fall Physical Education Letter

Mr. Garland Music Specialist

Mr. Garland
Music Specialist

Originally from Travelers Rest, SC, Mr. Garland earned his BA in Music from the University of South Carolina. Afterwards he spent 6 years in Chicago performing in various musical settings. He then moved back to the south and lived in Atlanta, GA and Chattanooga, TN playing and performing with multiple groups and genres. While jazz is his passion he loves playing and performing all types of music.  He relocated to Duluth in 2017 with his wife, Jennifer, and two sons, Harper (5) and Kesler (3).  In his free time Mr. Garland enjoys mountain biking, performing with his band, Zenith City Groove Collective, reading and playing super hero chase with his sons.

Fall Music Letter

Mrs. Miller Media/Technology Specialist

Mrs. Miller
Media/Technology Specialist

Mrs. Miller is a two-time graduate of The College of St. Scholastica, with a B.S. in Elementary Education ('92) and an M.Ed. in Educational Media and Technology ('98).  She's been at Congdon for eleven years and in the Duluth Public Schools since 1995.  When she's not at school, she's probably at her cabin or sewing, gardening, or reading.  She has five children and a very patient husband.  Anytime you have a technical question, she's the gal to call.

Fall Media Letter