Allison has been a special education teacher for over sixteen years and has worked with students with emotional and learning disabilities. For the last six years she has supported students and teachers as an instructional specialist in Alexandria City Public Schools (ACPS). As a part of the ACPS Instructional Team, she has provided tailored professional learning for teachers regarding best practices in the field of special education. She has been a presenter twice at the annual conference of CEC. She believes in strong collaboration among educators to provide students with disabilities specially designed instruction to support their success in life.