The Ben Franklin Academy

Business Manager & Registrar

College Counselors

Dean of Students

Director of Media Services

Director of Student Records

Head of School

School Counselors


Dr. Edward Ellis, Ben Franklin Academy

Dr. Edward Ellis

B.A., M.A., M.Ed., Ph.D.

Department / Position

Assistant Dean
Assistant Coach, Cross Country
Assistant Coach, Ultimate Disc
Philanthropy Project


Phone Number

Business Phone: 404-633-7404



A native of Atlanta, Edward graduated from The Westminster Schools where he ran track and cross country. He attended Rhodes College and later completed a doctorate in philosophy at Vanderbilt University. Returning to Atlanta, Edward earned a master’s degree in English education at Georgia State and subsequently taught English at Westlake High School where he helped lead the Westlake Lions to consecutive regional championships as assistant cross country coach. Currently Edward is writing a thesis on James Joyce in hopes of completing a master’s in literature at G.S.U. this spring. He and his wife, Gretchen, have three children, ages fifteen, thirteen, and nine.

The self is not something ready-made, but something in continuous formation through choice of action” - John Dewey

Athletic Director

Director of Accounting

Director of Marketing and Community Outreach