Alison Pearson

Grade 5/6 (Lower Middle School)

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

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

  • Bachelor of Arts Honors degree in English and Sociology DeMontfort 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 at Knightsfield Secondary School (Welwyn Garden City, UK)

2007-2014

  • Specialist Teacher of the Deaf at Knightsfield Secondary School (Welwyn Garden City, UK)

2003-2006

  • Literacy coordinator and year group leader at Hatchwarren Junior School (Basingstoke, UK)

2000-2006

  • Teacher in a range of year groups at  Hatchwarren Junior School (Basingstoke, UK)

1999-2000

  • Year 5/6 Teacher at Streamwoods School (Hatfield, UK)

Alison Pearson