• About Ms. Allison Davis...

    Position: Kinder CATS Teacher

    Team/Department: Kinder CATS

    Room: G1

    Phone: 480 812 6119

    Email: Ms. Allison Davis

    Ms. Allison Davis

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    Welcome to Kinder CATS! This is my seventh year at KGA. I have taught every grade K-5, except for third grade, during my 19 years of teaching. In March 2014, I was Arizona’s Presidential Awardee for Excellence in Mathematics and Science Teaching. I am also a 2018 Arizona Teacher of the Year Ambassador for Excellence. I have presented my ideas about gifted education, math, engineering and technology at many national conferences.

    My Education and Professional Background

    I have B.A. in elementary education from the University of Iowa and a M.Ed. in curriculum and instruction and an M.Ed. in instructional leadership from Northern Arizona University. I am certified in kindergarten through eighth grade elementary education and am endorsed in early childhood, middle grade mathematics, gifted education and structured English immersion.

    My Educational Philosophy

    I believe that learning should be fun and relevant to students. “We don’t keep reinventing the wheel because we need a new wheel. We keep reinventing it because we need new inventors.” During your child’s time in Kinder CATS, they will be able to look at a problem and brainstorm many possible solutions. They will be able to design, test and redesign what does not work. I feel that to fail is not a bad thing, so long as you learn from your mistakes and try again.

    The Choice is Yours! Why Choose Knox Gifted Academy?

    Your child’s year as a Kinder Cat will set the stage for their time at Knox Gifted Academy. We know that most of the jobs that our students will have in the future have not yet been created. Therefore it is our job to create the next generation of problem solvers. Our rigorous curriculum will allow students to explore new ideas through collaborative hands-on experiences. They will gain a deep conceptual understanding that will help them be flexible thinkers that apply their knowledge in different situations.