Isabel Ceballos

Isabel Ceballos

Head of the Middle School



B.A., Central Connecticut State University
M.A., Central Connecticut State University

Isabel Ceballos was born in Medellin, Colombia, and raised in Connecticut. She earned her B.A. and M.A. in Modern Languages with a concentration in Spanish Language, Literature & Culture from Central Connecticut State University. She is currently working on her Ed.D. in Leadership and Learning in Organizations from Peabody College Vanderbilt University. Isabel Ceballos has been a member of Walker’s Language Department since 2013, and is the founding executive director of Horizons at The Ethel Walker School, the first all-girls Horizons program in the country.

Named one of Hartford Business Journal’s Top 40 Under 40 in 2016, and a recipient of The Thelma Ellis Dickerson Community Bridge Builder Award, Isabel is an active member in the community. She serves on the Board of The Aurora Women & Girls Foundation, and is a member of the United Way Community Engagement Committee.

What was your favorite subject when you were in middle or high school? Why?

My favorite subject in Middle School was History! My History teacher, Mr. Covino, knew exactly how to reach his students, and he made our history class come alive! It was a class where I learned to debate, think critically, and speak out, but most importantly, it was a class where I felt seen and heard.

What is your favorite Walker’s tradition?

My favorite Walker’s tradition is Dogswood Day. I am a proud Sun! And there’s nothing I love more than seeing a community full of exceptional adults dressed up in colorful tutus and accessories all for the sake of school spirit!

What is the most rewarding part about working at Walker’s?

The most rewarding part about working at Walker’s is having the opportunity to work with such brilliant, kind, and eager-to-learn students. Seeing students grow academically as well as socially is truly a gift. Every year, I learn more and more from our students. They consistently inspire me!

What other roles do you hold on campus?

Middle School Volleyball Head Coach

Please list any awards, fellowships, or distinctions you have earned during your career:
  • NAIS People of Color Conference Latinx Affinity Group Leader:
    November 2017, 2018, 2019
  • National Coalition of Girls Schools Symposium Presenter:
    October 2019
  • Leadership Greater Hartford Quest Rock Star Award: September 2018
  • Keynote Speaker: 4th Biannual Multicultural Day, District Court: April 2018
  • Recipient of Hartford Business Journal’s Top 40 Under 40: July 2016
  • Recipient of The Thelma Ellis Dickerson Community Bridge Builder Award: February 2016