Allison Hawley began teaching in 2002, and has spent the last five years at Shorecrest. With an undergraduate degree in English literature from The University of Denver, and a masters degree in Literacy Education from New York University, it is clear that literature, literacy, teaching and education are at the heart of what makes her tick. She has taught numerous grade levels throughout her teaching career in New Orleans, New York City, Barcelona and Denver before coming to Shorecrest, and always finds herself pulled back to teaching early elementary. She finds the kindergarten and first grade years to be truly magical.
“My greatest passion is opening up the world of literacy for those littlest learners. Sharing my love of books and passion for learning, especially as students embark on developing as readers and writers - that is my favorite part about teaching,” said Ms. Hawley.
After a day of teaching, Ms. Hawley looks forward to taking Matilda, her 3 year old grey poodle mix, to the dog park or dog beach and spending time outside in and around beautiful St. Pete. She has a passion for travelling overseas and counts Greece, Colombia, Italy, Spain and Hungary as some of her favorite places she has visited.