Allison Ward is a transplant from North Idaho; a San Diego resident for 8 years. She received her undergraduate degree in Social Science from San Diego State University followed by Masters and credential from University of Southern California. She played soccer in college and is now a varsity coach at Santana High School. Allison was a long-term substitute at King Chavez, and is now the 7/8th grade Social Studies teacher at Harriet Tubman. She holds CLAD and ELA certifications, and is well versed in Common Core curriculum which is essential to student development in today's schools.