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Allison Griffin is passionate about the value Newsela texts and tools can bring to readers and learners of all ages and the educators who work with them. As a Professional Learning Manager at Newsela, she designs and delivers professional learning experiences to support educators in designing accessible, engaging, and effective learning experiences that leverage Newsela's timely, authentic content.

Prior to her work in edtech, Allison spent 12 years as a teacher and an instructional coach in the public schools of Massachusetts and Arizona.  She's a proud Boston University grad who holds both her undergraduate and Masters degree from the School of Education (now Wheelock College of Education and Human Development).