Stacy Allison
    Kindergarten • Room 9 • 805-969-3249 Ext. 209 • sallison@montecitou.org

     Stacy Allison

    Welcome to Kindergarten and Montecito Union School! I always say that kindergarten is a magical year, filled with wonder, awe, and excitement as we grow and learn together.

    Although I have taught first and second grades, most of my teaching career I have been teaching kindergarten. My first four years of teaching I taught in Big Bear, and since 1989 I have been teaching at MUS. I earned my BS in Early Childhood from California State University at Fullerton and obtained my teaching credential from California State University at Long Beach. I also have my Masters in Education with a Specialization in Literacy.  

     Teaching at Montecito Union has provided many opportunities for professional development. Over the years I have spent over three weeks at the Teacher's College Columbia University Reading and Writing Project in New York immersed in learning about literacy. All of our staff has spent a week at Harvard immersed in Project Zero, a way of teaching children to think more deeply about their own learning.

     I live in Ojai with my husband… we have been married since 1991! We have twins who graduated from UCSB … go Gauchos! My son moved to Oregon where he is working on a PhD at the University of Oregon. He will be studying algebraic topology and although I absolutely love math, he has far surpassed my abilities in this area. My daughter works for Kim Maxwell Studios in Ojai, a nonprofit storytelling venue.  Our family has visited almost every national park… we hike, bike, and try to enjoy the beauty that surrounds us. And I am a passionate reader of books.... mystery, biographies, literature… I just love to read!

     Kindergarten is a year filled with wonder and curiosity, and my job is to use that curiosity to fuel learning.  Our year in kindergarten is filled with possibilities.