THE PRIMARY ELECTION IS MAY 21st

Temple University School of Law, Juris Doctorate

 

Washington and Jefferson College, B.A., History

 

Resident of Peters Township since 1999

 

Married to Andrew Allison with three children, Cecelia, Grant and Teddy

 

 

 

 

 

 

CANDIDATE STATEMENT (2015)

 

As the mother of three children and a very active volunteer in our schools and community for over thirteen years,  I believe I am uniquely qualified to serve on our school board.  I am a regular attendee at school board general and committee meetings and have extensive insight into the history of school board decisions. Additionally, I have been called upon to serve on school board ad hoc committees and my opinion is frequently sought in connection with matters to be decided and/or being considered by our school board and/or administration.  

 

I have outstanding communication skills, a keen ability to keep groups focused on the issues at hand, and proven ability to build consensus.  These have been a hallmark of my involvement with the school board for many years and the reason I have been able to advocate successfully for all our students. Our main concern in the district should be providing our students with a quality education, building their character and giving them the tools that they will need to compete in our global economy while becoming productive future members of our society. Working together with school board members, administration and parent organizations is the key to successfully reaching these goals.  My knowledge, personality, dedication, and principled nature are strengths which will benefit our students and our community.

 

I believe we have tough decisions ahead including : managing the shrinking state/federal funding, budget cuts, maintenance issues, space limitations, and more. Maintaining a low tax rate while sustaining high academic standards and ensuring our curriculum is rigorous and meets the needs of all our students will be our challenge.  There will be difficult decisions to be made in the years to come.  I am prepared to conscientiously examine all sides of the issues, listen to the concerns of all those involved and make prudent decisions for the long-term good of our district.   I will faithfully and diligently serve Peters Township as a School Board Director and I ask for your vote on May 19th.

PTA ASSEMBLIES CHAIR PERSON: For the past 13 years, I have organized, planned and negotiated the contracts to bring quality outside programs to our schools.  These programs have enhanced our curriculum and enriched the education of our students.

Bower Hill Elementary (2002 - 2009 and 2011-2014);

 

McMurray Elementary (2005 -2011 and 2014 - present)

 

CREDENTIALS

Bower Hill PTA Community Service Chair Person (2002 - 2009) Organized various service projects for the students including food drives for the PT Food Pantry; Helping Hands program for disaster victims and service projects benefiting our military veterans.

School Board GPA Committee : Worked together with high school faculty, administrators, school board members, other parents and students to examine grade calculations and developed a new mathematical GPA calculation over an 18 month time period which ultimately was approved at the PTSD School Board meeting on Monday May21, 2012 and resulted in a change to Policy 5127 (Graduation Requirements) and Policy 5127.2 (GPA Calculation/Graduation Honors)

High School Parent Teacher Student Association (PTSA): President (2011 -2012; 2012-2013); Vice President (2010 -2011) and (2013-2014)

 

Kindergarten CCD Teacher, St. Benedict the Abbott Church 2000 -2005

 

Vacation Bible School Teacher, St. Benedict the Abbott Church

 

  • MATH CURRICULUM COMMITTEE

  • LANGUAGE ARTS CURRICULUM COMMITTEE

  • HIGH SCHOOL FINAL EXAM COMMITTEE

  • HIGH SCHOOL EDUCATION COMMITTEE

CREDENTIALS
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  • Organizer, PTHS PTSA  College Planning Night

  • Organizer, PTHS PTSA Welcome Back Night

  • Organizer, PTHS PTSA Move-UP Day

  • Organizer, PTHS Carnival 2011

  • Organizer & Parent Volunteer, PTHS Career Day

  • Committee Co-Chair, PTSA Transitions

  • Committee Co-Chair, PTSA Welcome

  • Committee Member, Naviance Pilot Program

  • AREA COUNCIL WAYS & MEANS COMMITTEE

  • AREA COUNCIL FACILITIES COMMITEE

  • HEALTH & WELLNESS COMMITTEE, MCMURRAY ELEM

  • HOME ROOM PARENT: BOWER HILL & MCMURRAY ELEM

  • MATH MANIA COMMITTEE, BOWER HILL

  • Served on PTA Bylaws Committees for Bower Hill, McMurray, Middle School and High School

MEMBER AND VOLUNTEER OF :

 

  • HIGH SCHOOL MUSIC BOOSTERS;

  • HIGH SCHOOL GOLF BOOSTERS;

  • HIGH SCHOOL SWIMMING & DIVING BOOSTERS;

  • HIGH SCHOOL LACROSSE BOOSTERS

 

 

MEMBER AND VOLUNTEER OF PT REC SPORTS ORGANIZATIONS :

 

  • Peters Township Swim Club

  • Peters Township Youth Wrestling

  • PetersTownship Junior Football

  • Peters Township Baseball

  • Peters Township Softball

  • Peters Township Boys Lacrosse

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