The first time I met Ellen Hardy it was obvious she was doing what she loved.  Ellen taught 2nd grade at Rock Quarry Middle School and she was a Tuscaloosa Treasure.

Ellen lost her battle with Cancer at the age of 52 last week.  According to the Tuscaloosa News, "Ellen was known for her ability to teach children in empathetic ways."

Ellen is survived by her husband, her daughter, and her parents and a long list of students that she called her extended family.