Allison has 12 years of experience implementing the Montessori philosophy in the US and Senegal. She is deeply involved in the outreach efforts of NCMPS, especially in recruiting more people to undertake Montessori training. Her responsibilities also include being a member of the NCMPS research team. In addition to her work at NCMPS, Allison is the Child Study Lead for Breakthrough Montessori, a new charter school in Washington, D.C. Allison received an AMI Primary Diploma from Institut Superieur Maria Montessori in Paris and a AMI Elementary Diploma from Washington Montessori Institute, with an M.ED. in Montessori Education from Loyola College of Maryland.