Degrees and Certifications:
B.A., English, Michigan State University, 2002 B.A., Elementary Education, Michigan State University, 2005 M.A., Curriculum & Teaching, Michigan State University, 2010 Doctoral Candidate, Educational Administration & Policy, University of Georgia, present Certifications Early Childhood Education Middle Grades Education Elementary Math Endorsement Gifted Endorsement
Mrs. Alison Eber
Alison Eber grew up in Michigan and is a three-time Michigan State graduate. Prior to becoming a teacher, she worked at Michigan State, coaching its college debate team to its first national championship at the National Debate Tournament. She left the team and relocated to Atlanta in 2006 so that her husband, Michael, could attend law school at Emory. They liked Decatur so much that they decided to make it their permanent home. Following Mike's completion of law school and a clerkship on the Eleventh Circuit Court of Appeals, Alison started working in City Schools of Decatur in 2010.
During her time in CSD, Alison has been named Teacher of the Year (2014-2015), piloted and facilitated teacher and student learning with iPads and Chromebooks, and served on several district-level committees. She has endorsements in math and gifted education, and she has been featured by the Georgia Department of Education in their best practices in writing instruction video series and in a recent webinar on Digital Literacy. She co-led the district's model assistive technology classroom, and she was a co-presenter with ESS teacher Matt Livermore at the Georgia Educational Technology Conference in two sessions relating to leveraging Google Apps to support executive functioning skills.
In addition to working in CSD, Alison is finished with everything but her dissertation in a Ph.D. program at the University of Georgia where she has been the recipient of the prestigious Ray Bruce Scholarship for her research in professional learning. Her dissertation focuses on how elementary teachers use social media to learn from one another, and she hopes to finish that project during the 2020-2021 school year.
Alison is the mom of two amazing daughters. Sydney is a fourth-grader at F.AVE, and Regan is in pre-K at College Heights. She has two dogs known as the Roosepuppies -- Franklin Delano and Eleanor (Nora). When she's not teaching or studying, Alison enjoys vegan/gluten-free cooking, bingeing Netflix, and playing strategy board games with her friends and family.
For more information and resources, you can visit her website at https://sites.google.com/csdecatur.net/eberopolis