Elaine Danson's first hand experience in working with students, teachers, families and schools is extensive. She began teaching in 1974 and taught in the public, private and independent sector. She joined Montcrest School in 1986 as Director of Special Education and became Principal in 1991. For 15 years she led Montcrest School. All of these accomplishments provided her with extensive knowledge and experience.

Elaine served on the Board of Governors of both the Canadian Association of Independent Schools and Royal St. George's College. Presently she serves on the Board of the Conference of Independent Schools, the Mabin School, the Canadian Educational Standards Institute, and Camp Kirk.

She has a B.Ed from the University of Toronto and a Masters of Education, in Special Education from the Ontario Institute of Studies in Education (OISE).

Elaine began to consult to families, students and schools in September 2006.