Hello! I am Allison Davis. I am currently the Elementary Representative on the CPAM board and a 2012 PAEMST awardee from Arizona. I have been teaching for over 20 years. Early in my career I loved to teaching reading and writing. My principal challenged me to learn to love math as much as I loved reading. I did not think it was possible until I started looking at all the similarities that existed between early elementary math and reading. Once I started bringing stories and problem solving into my daily lessons my students and I were hooked. Being nominated for the PAEMST award was a career changing event. Being recognized for doing what I love in a way that was not by the book meant the world to me.
Now, I teach kindergarten as school where I am the math and STEAM teacher for all kindergarten students. Spending my day helping 80 five-year old students see the fun in problem solving and watching them apply their new knowledge to programming is a dream come true. I own this dream to PAEMST.