Allyson Story is a consulting teacher for Center of Responsive Schools and an assistant principal of an elementary school in New Fairfield, Connecticut. Prior to leaving the classroom to lead a school, Allyson spent 13 years teaching third grade in Wilton, Connecticut, and then went on to become a math specialist in Ridgefield, Connecticut. Allyson’s passion for Responsive Classroom began in college when she had the privilege of doing an internship at Sheffield School in Turners Falls, Massachusetts. There, she fell in love with Responsive Classroom practices and has been using them ever since. Allyson hopes to inspire and support teachers to embrace the Responsive Classroom approach and the ways in which it creates highly engaged learning and safe, challenging learning environments for students every day. In her spare time, Allyson enjoys spending time with her husband and two children, traveling, spending time outdoors, and cooking.