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

     Stacy Allison

    Welcome to Kindergarten and Montecito Union School! I always think say that kindergarten is a magical year… and I’m excited to begin my 26th year of teaching at MUS ( 32nd year of teaching).  This year will be 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 taught kindergarten. My first four years of teaching I taught in Big Bear, and ever since I have been 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. And I 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 for 26 years! We have twins who graduated from UCSB this past Spring… go Gauchos! My son has just moved to Oregon where he will begin his 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 is taking a gap year and working in Ojai as she contemplates her future. 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.