Alison has been at Centennial Park School since July of 2013 when she was hired as the Academy Mainstreet Teacher. She is a graduate from Portland State University’s Secondary Dual Education Program where she earned her Masters degree with endorsements in Art and Special Education.
She hopes to instill the value of being a lifelong learner and infuse a sense of citizenship and positive evolution of character. She believes these characteristics will propel students to become productive members of society who consistently think critically and reflect upon the impact of their decisions. Alison has a strong desire to inspire students to reach their potential by capitalizing on strengths while acknowledging shortcomings.
In her free time you can almost always find her laughing explosively with close friends, cuddling with her dog Lou, working to improve her home, contemplating her future, cooking, jogging, hiking, or researching her next big adventure. She is passionate about new and exciting experiences and connecting with and learning from other people to absorb as much new knowledge as possible.