Wholesome Learning Staff

wholesome learning special needs vocational training

Katlyn Elliott, M.Ed.

Founder and Manager of Elementary and Exceptional Tutoring Services

Katlyn’s philosophy of education is that a student cannot learn if their fear is greater than their confidence. She believes that the whole-child approach offered by Wholesome Learning allows students to fill gaps in their foundational learning of academics, independent functioning, and social skills, which are used to build upon areas of struggle within each content area.

Her educational experiences include:

● Bachelor of Science/ Master’s of Education in Exceptional Student Education, Southeastern University, Class of 2015

● Assistant Principal at Pathways School of Excellence from 2019 (to present)

Certifications and Endorsements include:

○ Exceptional Student Education K-12
○ Elementary Education
○ Middle Grades Math 5-9
○ ESOL K-12 Endorsement
○ Reading Endorsement
○ Autism Endorsement

Her teaching experiences include:

● Children’s Church Teacher and Coordinator, Lone Oak Baptist Church, 2013 to Present
● ESE Teacher Knights Elementary School, 2015 to 2017
● ESE Teacher, Pathways School of Excellence, 2017 to present

During her college career, Katlyn Elliott was awarded the Fanchon F. Funk Scholar awarded by Florida Association of Teacher Educators (FATE) in 2013. She graduated from Southeastern University in March of 2015 with a Bachelor of Science and a Master of Education in Exceptional Student Education. At that time, Katlyn went to work as a VE teacher at Knights Elementary and continued her passion of working with exceptional students. She received the 2016/2017 Teacher of the Year Nomination and was chosen as the winner for the Council of Exceptional Educators Inclusionary Team of the Year.

She then taught a high school class for students with varying exceptionalities at Pathways School of Excellence. Working with students who have various needs continually assists Katlyn in understanding and implementing a whole-child teaching approach. Students must have their needs met “as a whole” across all areas (social/emotional, spiritual, academic skills, and independent functioning skills) before they are able to adequately learn the life skills God has for them. Setting fair and achievable goals is an important aspect of education to Mrs. Elliott.

Katlyn’s experiences inspired her to continue her education and she is on track to graduate with her doctorate in Educational Leadership in 2019. Her experiences of various grade levels, populations, and environments have better equipped her to understand and embrace various circumstances that must be considered in order for all students to learn.

“Mrs. Elliott takes the time with me as a parent to address any concerns I may have and keeps me informed on DJ’s progress.”

Krystal

Mother

“I not only get to work on what is hard for me, but I get to work on things I enjoy too, which helps me stay focused.”

Abbie

Student

“Mrs. Katlyn has a heart of GOLD. She is so kind and patient. She always has a way to challenge my kids and makes them want to work harder! We LOVE her!!!”

Brittany

Mother

“Mrs. Katlyn is fun, loving and caring. She helps me with things I don’t understand.”

Coe

Student