Ellen S. Glassner

Instructor in Modern Languages
Ellen Glassner

"I hope that my students discover the excitement and breadth of opportunities that can come from learning a foreign language."


B.A. Tufts University

M.A. Middlebury College


Originally from a suburb of New York City, Ms. Glassner moved to Boston for college. At Tufts she double-majored in Spanish and political science, and she spent her junior year in Barcelona. For two years after graduating, she served as a clerk and interpreter for the Immigration Court in Boston. Next, she returned to Spain and lived for six years in Madrid, where she worked as a teacher and translator (and also met her future husband). During this time, she completed her master’s in Spanish at Middlebury College, and she studied at the college’s Bread Loaf School of English. With her husband, Fermin Perez-Andreu, she moved back to the United States to teach, first at a private day school in Princeton, New Jersey, and then at an all-girls boarding school in Baltimore. In 1999, right after the birth of their first child, her husband took a job at Exeter, where he currently teaches Spanish, and their family moved north.

For many years, Señora Glassner has been an adjunct member of the Modern Languages Department, teaching multiple levels of Spanish. She works in the dormitory and serves as an adviser as well. She participates in activities with the Exeter Jewish Community and advises the Latin-American Culture Club.

In her free time, Ms. Glassner enjoys travel, reading, knitting, film and TV, and all dogs, not only her own Boston terriers. She loves theater and volunteers locally as an usher. Her favorite activity, though, is spending time doing anything with her husband and two children.