Meet Our Teachers
Teacher Allison Greenhalgh is a native Arizonan with her great grandparents moving to Tempe back in the 1930s. With these long family ties to Tempe, Allison has spent the majority of her life living and working in the southeast valley. She grew up with a strong family commitment to service and community.
Ms. Greenhalgh’s experience has taken on many forms, supporting children of every age. From teaching preschool, to behavioral management for at-risk kids, elementary special education and high school performing arts programs, to summer camp director and a Girl Scout Leader. She loves being able to support, nurture, and encourage all children and has found pre-kindergarten to be her favorite age group.
Ms. Greenhalgh believes in a play-based learning environment, where pre-kinder students can be introduced to new ideas and exciting experiences.
Teacher Assistant Claire Bennett is a responsibility-driven learner dedicated to assisting in the classroom. Texan by birth and Arizonan by upbringing, Ms. Claire is a recent graduate of ASU looking to apply her knowledge and gain a new understanding in working with children of all ages. She loves experiencing the creativity and passion found in pre-kindergarten students.
Creativity and art are important aspects of Ms. Claire’s life, as she has been drawing since she was a child. This has resulted in some exciting connections with the pre-kindergarten students, who often collaborate with Ms. Claire to create their own custom coloring sheets. It is bonding opportunities like these that excite Ms. Claire the most and she looks forward to continuing to support students throughout the coming years.