Ely graduated from Ross. S. Sterling High School and attended San Jacinto College where she mastered the “paraprofessional assessment of competencies”. She has worked as a babysitter as well volunteered for 6 years as a teacher assistant at Garden Villas Elementary school. She has taken the AMI Assistant to Infancy course. 

Ely is married and has a son, who attends St. Catherine's Montessori. In her spare time she enjoys baking and decorating cakes and spending time with her family.

Her comments about Montessori are – “The environment in each corner of the classroom makes each child discover their own way of learning and to be independent. I love the teaching technique of Montessori”.