Allison Hand is an educational consultant for Seidlitz Education. She was introduced to and built her love for language learning as a high school student participating in the German American Partnership Program (GAPP) as a foreign exchange student in Germany. While in college, she jumped at an opportunity to teach English in Guatemala. These experiences guided her to be a high school and middle school ESL/ELA teacher.
She continues to share her passion through professional development and instructional coaching focusing on sheltered instruction and second language acquisition. She has presented both in Texas and internationally. Allison has worked closely with Natalia Heckman to create the Moving ELs Forward series that include EOC Writing and practical ways to build students’ proficiency in all content areas with a focus on TELPAS.
She holds a Master’s in Teacher Leadership from Lamar University and a Bachelor’s in Education from the University of New Mexico. Allison resides in Fort Worth, TX with her family.
Allison was amazing. She presented real world applications of strategies for teachers.
Allison connected well with our bilingual and ESL teachers. The session was interactive and focused. 99% of the evaluations gave her the highest rating of a 5. The 1% gave her a 4. Great job Allison!!!!
Excellent training! Teachers, administrators, and instructional coaches approached me and were very excited about the training and all the new learning they were receiving. Allison made it easy to understand and follow. We look forward to booking more training in the future!
Alison was WONDERFUL! Our staff was very positive and felt that this training really pulled a lot of their prior knowledge together in a meaningful and practical way.