Alison Pearson

Middle School Teacher

Alison (Ali) Pearson was born and raised in England, living there until 2014 when she relocated to Amherst, NH. She knew she wanted to teach from an early age and after completing her degree and working on a Girl Scout camp in the Adirondack Mountains, Ali returned to university to gain her teaching qualification. She gained experience with students, aged 7-11, in two primary schools while developing her abilities to organize curriculum areas across the school and manage a team. In 2008, she moved into special education, becoming a qualified teacher of the deaf and teaching small groups of deaf students aged 11-16. She went onto become the special needs coordinator for the school. Ali loves the outdoors and enjoys sea kayaking, rock climbing, hiking and travel. She also enjoys reading and jewelry making.

Education

  • Bachelor of Arts Honors degree in English and Sociology DeMontfort University

  • Postgraduate Certificate of Education primary age phase Roehampton Institute of Education

  • Postgraduate Diploma in Educational Studies (hearing impairment) Oxford Brookes University

Work Experience

2016-Present

Middle school teacher at 2nd Nature Academy

2015-2016

Counselor at Camp Lovewell

 

Upper elementary teacher at 2nd Nature Academy

2010-2014

Special Educational Needs coordinator, Knightsfield Secondary School, Welwyn Garden City, UK

2007-2014

Specialist Teacher of the Deaf, Knightsfield Secondary School, Welwyn Garden City, UK

2003-2006

Literacy coordinator and year group leader Hatchwarren Junior School, Basingstoke, UK

2000-2006

Teacher in a range of year groups, Hatchwarren Junior School, Basingstoke, UK

1999-2000

Year 5/6 Teacher Streamwoods School, Hatfield, UK