Ellen attended Suffolk Community College after graduating from Hauppauge High School and went on to Queens College in New York where she studied fine art and education. After securing her dream job in the Patchogue Medford School District, Ellen pursued her master’s degree from Stonybrook University. She has continued art courses after graduating from many different schools and institutions.
DiFazio absolutely loved her thirty-year career in education. After retiring she began this new chapter. She had raised her two beautiful, successful children and was ready for the next phase. Ellen dove back into her artwork. The family built her a studio separate from the house. It has been an absolute dream come true for her. Her studio on Hilton Head Island is available for client visits and consultations. She still takes as many art courses as time will allow.