Phone: 704-260-6630 ext. 42703


Degrees and Certifications:

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

Ellen Machado



Hello! My name is Ellen Machado and I am the new Work Based Learning Coordinator at HRHS and NCHS. I am looking forward to transitioning from being a Marketing Education teacher and DECA Advisor for 27 years to this new position.  My main responsibilities will be to the director of the AOHT and the new AOFT academies here at HRHS and the director of the AOHS academy at NCHS. I will also be assisting with students who are interested in completing an internship and other career exploration.

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 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.

We also continue with our HRHS DECA chapter this year.  HOWEVER, it will look very different this year. Please see the DECA link under the Organizations tab on the HRHS home page for more important information about this exciting student organization! FOR DECA FORMS AND INFORMATION, VISIT THE DECA TAB UNDER ORGANIZATIONS.   Forms

Please also visit the AOHT and AOFT links 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 February 23, 2022