Phone: 704-454-1745


Degrees and Certifications:

B.S. in Marketing Education from Virginia Tech;NBPTS Certification in CTE

Ellen Machado

Due to CFall semester, I will be teaching two Academy of Hospitality and Tourism (AOHT) classes.  I have the 9th graders in Principles of Hospitality 1st Block (A/B rotation) and Hospitality Marketing for Juniors 3rd block (A/B rotation); and Entrepreneurship 1 during 2nd block.  We are using Canvas for all of the courses. I will be posting all Power Point presentations and assignments for students and parents to access through this website.  I have 4th period planning if you need to contact me.

OVID-19, we are transitioning to a blend of FTF and on-line learning.  Students should visit the Canvas course that goes along with each course. Students can access the Canvas course when they are logged into the HRHS home page and it will pop up on their dashboard.  All lessons and assignments are posted on the Canvas course. All work should be submitted directly to Canvas by the assigned date.

My "office hours" will be at the following times if you or your parent need to do a live chat or would like to schedule a live meeting through Teams:

9:05-10:35 (2nd Block planning) and most of the day on Fridays. 

Obviously, all students and parents may reach out to via email and I will get back to you promptly.  Email me at or while on google, the address is

Please know that we WILL all get through this together. I am willing to help you be successful in any way that I can.  Please spend time daily on your course work and submit in a timely manner. 

Stay well! Visit the DECA class to get updated information on how to JOIN DECA this year.  

I am excited to be a BULL!   I am a graduate of Virginia Tech (and avid VT football fan) and have lived in Harrisburg for over 30 years.  I love Hickory Ridge and have had 2 children graduate from this school.  I am married to fellow Bulls Teacher and Men's Varsity Basketball Coach, Robert Machado, so our son Max and I spend a lot of time at basketball games cheering on the Bulls. I have my BS in Marketing Education Teacher from Va Tech and am an experienced DECA Advisor.  I also have my National Boards for Professional Teaching certification in CTE.

In the spring semester, I will be teaching the 9th graders in AOHT (Delivering Great Customer Service) 1st Block; planning 2nd; the 11th graders in AOHT (Event Planning) and Entrepreneurship 1 (4th block).

We also continue building our HRHS DECA chapter this year.  HOWEVER, it will look very different this year. Please see the DECA link for more important information about this exciting student organization! We are still meeting on the 1st/3rd Fridays of every month from 11-12 on Teams.  We have the distinct honor of one of our recent graduates, Andrew Weatherman, to serve as  the International Executive President of DECA for 2018-19. We have established a history of excellence here at HRHS and I am so excited about the LIMITLESS opportunities that our chapter has in store for this year!  Join DECA and see what it can do for you! #NEXTLEVEL Are you ready to RISE UP? (Reach Innovate Serve Empower)

 Please also visit the AOHT link on our home page for more information and expectations about NAF and the Academy.  I look forward to an exciting and productive semester!

 Follow us on social media to stay connected!  For AOHT members: @hrhsaoht (Instagram) @HRHS_AoHT (Twitter)  @aohtclass Remind 80101

                                                                            For DECA members: @hrhsdeca (Instagram) @HRHSDECA (Twitter)   @hrhsdeca Remind 80101  @Hickory Ridge High DECA Facebook

Last Modified on January 20, 2021