Alison is an avid reader, poet, and writer. She has served as a classroom teacher, literacy coach, curriculum writer, and school director. She is the Program Director for the Highlights Foundation, a National Writing Fellow, and an active member of the Society of Children’s Books Writers and Illustrators. A Bird Will Soaris her first book for middle grade readers and is the recipient of the 2022 Schneider Family Book Award, presented by the American Library Association and the 2022 Carolyn W. Field Award, presented by the Pennsylvania State Library Association.
Our campus (The Barn at Boyds Mills) is tucked away in the foothills of the Pocono Mountains of Pennsylvania. It's a few hours from both New York City and Philadelphia, but worlds away from everyday life.