Elena Hope Inselmann was born and raised in Greenville, North Carolina, home of the East Carolina University Pirates. She attended J. H. Rose High School where she graduated with honors. While in high school, Mrs. Inselmann wrote and served as editor for the school newspaper, Rampant Lines. She had a small roll in the school production of Oklahoma her freshmen year and ran Cross Country and Track during her Junior and Senior years. Outside of school, she took piano lessons and sang in her church choir.

Mrs. Inselmann spent her summers as a camper (since age 9), and eventually a counselor (following high school), at Don Lee Center, a sailing camp located in Arapahoe, NC. While at Don Lee Center, she received her Life Guard certification, CPR training, and certification as a US Sailing Instructor.

Mrs. Inselmann attended Meredith College in Raleigh, NC where she received her Bachelor of Science in Mathematics and her certification in Secondary Education in May of 2000. While at Meredith, she was involved with the student organization of Campus Crusade for Christ. She met her husband, Ryan, while on a mission trip with the organization in the summer of 1999.

She taught Algebra I, II, and III for three years at D.H. Conley High School in Winterville, NC before moving to Denton in the spring of 2003. Since comeing to Denton High, she has taught Algebra I, Algebra II, Pre-AP Algebra II, and Geometry. This will be her 9th year teaching.

Mrs. Inselmann was married in June of 2003 to Ryan Inselmann who is a video game programmer. When not at school, Mrs. Inselmann enjoys cooking, crochet, scrap booking, back country hiking and camping, hanging out with friends, and traveling. She traveled to Russis London in 2005.

Mrs. Inselmann has one sister and two nieces, Jocelyn and Abigail.