Mrs. Elaine Elston has served in a variety of administrative positions at MOT Charter School for the past 10 years. Prior to MOT Charter, Mrs. Elston was a teacher leader at Campus Community Charter School. Through her personal experiences, Mrs. Elston has become a front line advocate for choice in public education as her own children attended and graduated from 4 different high schools based on their individual interests and needs.

Mrs. Elston, a native New Yorker, graduated Magna Cum Laude from the State University of New York at Cortland and completed her graduate work at Wesley College. She has earned degrees in Broadcast Communications, Education and Curriculum & Instruction. In addition to her administrative experience at MOT Charter School, Mrs. Elston has 28 years of teaching experience in public, private and charter school settings as a classroom teacher as well as a teacher of vocal and instrumental music.

Mrs. Elston is married to Art Elston, a Middletown native, and has four children and three grandchildren.