Alison Carter
Alison Carter
B.S. Elementary Education, Eastern Illinois University
READ Act and CLDL certified
Early Childhood Professional Credential through Colorado Shines

I came to Rivendell shortly after I moved from Illinois. I was drawn to the preschool program in particular because I enjoy being able to provide a strong academic foundation for our 3-5 year olds while also supporting the whole child's growth and development. I think there are many special things about Rivendell but I enjoy that our preschool gets to be a part of the whole school and that we make connections with all of the other grade levels, classroom teachers, specials teachers and administration.

I love teaching preschool because I love exploring nature, science, art, messy play, and all of the little things that are so special about this time in a child’s life. In my classroom, I work hard to create an environment where every student, parent, and staff member feels kindness, support and encouragement.

When I’m away from the classroom, I like to hang out with my husband, Sam, and my cat, Hazel. I like to read, practice yoga, drink tea, and explore our beautiful state.