Ellie Andrews Joins RE Staff

Ellie AndrewsOur RE program now has a full staff of three with the addition of Ellie Andrews, a dance choreographer and teacher. Born and reared in Athens, she graduated from OU’s School of Dance last June. She loves artistic expression of all sorts and is “always down for a good dance party,” as she puts it. She is now looking into pursuing a graduate degree in physical therapy. She says she appreciates “the warm and welcoming atmosphere at the UU, and grateful to be working with such bright kids.”

Ellie described her early experiences with the RE children in this way: “In February, we explored topics including the second principle, the concept of a “source,” “real life” problem solving, and differences between facts, theories, and beliefs. To do this, we used skits, storytelling, several kinds of drawing exercises, and movement games that involved trust, cooperation, and spontaneous creativity. Throughout these activities, we shared our values, experiences, and ideas around certain themes as they related to the activity at hand and to our lives in a broader sense.”

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