Allison Ovalle has been working in education in various roles for 17 years. She has viewed the field from the perspective of an AVID tutor, a substitute teacher, an associate teacher, an elementary school teacher, and now a middle school reading remediation and yearbook teacher. She earned her BA in communications from Virginia Tech and her master’s in education from Marymount University. One of Allison’s strengths is that she is extremely reflective. She takes feedback and will implement it immediately and consistently. Her passion for Responsive Classroom comes from witnessing her students return to a love of learning, achieve academic success, and grow increasingly competent and fluid in their application of social-emotional skills. Allison enjoys spending time in and on the water and is an avid boat rider. She is a supporter of the arts and loves attending the theater. She can often be seen singing and dancing in her classroom.