WHO AM I ?
NEW LEADERSHIP DELIVERING RESULTS FOR OUR COMMUNITY
I grew up in Washington County, attended JFK grade school and was an active member of Immaculate Conception Parish. For high school, I attended The Mercersburg Academy and then returned to Washington for college at W&J. I majored in history and was Pre-Law, graduating in 1989. After college, I went to law school in Philadelphia at Temple University School of Law, earning a J.D. degree in 1992.
I am married to a Washington county native, Andrew Allison. We moved to Peters in April 1999. We have three children: Cecelia, who graduated from Peters Township in June of 2014 and then attended The University of Notre Dame. She graduated Notre Dame in May of 2018 and is now at Geisinger Commonwealth School of Medicine, studying to be a physician. Our Grant is currently sophomore at Washington & Jefferson College, studying political science and business. Grant is on the W&J Men's lacrosse team. Our youngest son, Teddy is in the 8th grade at the Middle School. Many of my extended family members live in the Washington/Canonsburg area.
WHY I DECIDED TO RUN :
What is most important to my husband and I is that we are good parents to our children and that we raise them with the fundamental values which we were raised with. For this reason I left a downtown law practice in 2002 to be a full-time mother and community volunteer. I was a consistent participant in school board meetings for the better part of a decade. For many years, I advocated for wiser spending, among other issues important to our students and community. I actively engaged in school events, leading and/or serving when needed.
After years of volunteering in our schools and following school board decisions, I decided to seek a position on the school board in 2015. It was a logical next step for me and I remain excited to work with school administration and board members for the benefit of our children and this community. I truly care about all our students and the education our district provides. I am an independent thinker who is not afraid to ask the tough questions and take a stand on an issue even when it is not the popular position. I also want to continuously improve our district's reputation while maintaining our fiscal prudence.
If re-elected to serve on the school board, I will listen to all those with concerns and work diligently and conscientiously to resolve any issues.