barratt_aIn addition to her roles as an instructor, Leadership Criteria Framework Feedback Specialist (LCFFS) and coach for Washington State Leadership Academy, Alison currently serves as an associate professor at Whitworth University, and is director of the Principal Certification Program. Alison has been a trainer for the Washington School Research Center, presenting seminars at OSPI conferences, and numerous other conferences and is certified as an Extraordinary Leader Trainer in the Zenger-Folkman leadership series. In addition, Alison has worked with schools and school districts across the state, providing research and support to raise student achievement. She has been involved in several research projects in the state of Washington.
Alison has been a classroom teacher and principal. She last served as principal at Mead Middle School in Mead, Washington. Mead Middle School received one of the first Gates Foundation grants to schools. Mead Middle was named as one of the “100 Highly Successful Middle Schools” in the United States in 2000. Alison was the recipient of the Milken Award in Education in 1997, is a member of the Josten’s Renaissance Educator Hall of Fame, and a Washington State Exemplary Educator. Her work in promoting tolerance and respect for all cultures and backgrounds earned her an award from the Anti-Defamation League.

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