Ellen Brooks P’23


Appointed 2021

Affiliation:Current Parent
Occupation:Family Physician
Education:BS in Biology, Furman University; MD, University of Virginia School of Medicine

What inspired you to join the CRMS Board of Trustees?
I feel so fortunate to have my son as a student at CRMS particularly during the pandemic. I can see so much more clearly now how dedicated the CRMS faculty and students are to their education. There is simply no comparison to the education he would have received elsewhere. As such I would like to give back to the school. I have spent most of my entire adult life serving in the world of medicine, and I would like to branch out now and serve in a different capacity. While I do find that a little intimidating, I also know that CRMS values the act of pushing oneself beyond one’s comfort zone. I feel that I am ready to do that. I am interested in broadening my own education and helping shape the future of this special place. 

What do you value most about CRMS?
I value the personal attention that students receive from each of the teachers most. I think this allows kids to feel empowered to push themselves more than they would naturally do knowing there is such support behind them. 

What are you most excited about as you embark on your new role as a Trustee?
I am excited to be involved in the continued growth of the school, especially in the gender, diversity, and equity niche. I feel that I can bring some of my medical background and knowledge of child and adolescent development to the table in this realm.