My name is Alison Nowlain. I am very excited about the upcoming year here at Neill Elementary with you all!
I have always known that I wanted to be a teacher. I would always play school with my little sister when I was little. In high school I volunteered at the elementary school in my town and would spend part of my day helping the teachers by reading to the kids and tutoring them with math or reading. I loved it! Once I graduated college from the University of South Carolina, I immediately began my teaching career. While teaching my first year I obtained my Masters degree in Creative Arts in Teaching from Lesley University. I am currently attending Lamar University to get my certification in Educational Diagnostician.
I have completed 24 years of teaching and am looking forward to many more. I have taught in Georgia, South Carolina, Massachusetts, and Texas. The grades I have taught are all the grades Pre-Kindergarten through Fifth as well as SPED. I have enjoyed all of my teaching experiences from all of these districts and have amazing memories of some great children, parents and co-workers that I have met along the way.
My husband, George, and I have been married for 19 years. He was in the Army in Augusta, Georgia while I was teaching there. Once we got married he was deployed, so that is why I have been able to teach in so many different places. He is no longer in the Army and loves what he does. He is an Imaging Engineer at Siemens in Houston in the Medical Center. We have an 11 year old daughter named Chloe (who will be in 6th grade at Wertheimer in Lamar ISD) and a 7 year old daughter named Eva (who will be in First Grade here at Neill Elementary). They are so much fun and bring joy to my life daily! We love playing board games and doing crafts together. My oldest daughter loves to bake with me on the weekends.
I look forward to an amazing year at Neill as a Fourth Grade Math and Science Teacher. I know it is going to be a great year and I look forward to all the memories we will make this year while we learn together!
If you ever need to contact me please feel free to email me at firstname.lastname@example.org