Alison Urbanowski

Sixth and Seventh Grade Mathematics

I was drawn to the Saint George community by the outstanding administration and dedicated faculty. From the moment I stepped on campus, I knew that I was in the midst of an exceptional learning, faith-based environment.   The lure of the positive atmosphere, which permeates the campus from a shared sense of core values, was further enhanced by my encounters with the students and their families.

I have spent the last thirty in education, and each year I feel inspired and honored to work with such amazing young minds. Using innovative, hands-on lessons that address and develop diverse learning styles, I strive to help each scholar gain not only the necessary content and skills, but also to ignite the sparks of perseverance and curiosity.  Lessons are designed to empower students to make meaningful connections while having fun and thinking both critically and creatively. It is my desire to help each child develop a strong academic foundation, personal integrity, and the fortitude to problem solve.

Education

  • B.S. in Education; Grades 1-8 Teaching Certification, University of Texas at Austin
  • French Certification; University of Texas at Austin
  • Masters Degree inEducation (Curriculum and Instruction); Texas State University
  • Gifted and Talented Certification; Texas State University

Professional Experience

  • 2013-Present St. George Episcopal School
  • 2001-2013 St. Luke’s Episcopal School
    -Third Grade Core Subject Teacher (2001-2003)
    -Fourth Grade Math and Science Teacher (2003- 2013)
    -Math Chair (Pre-K-8th)
    -Science Lab Coordinator (Pre-K-4th)
    -GT Coordinator (Pre-K-8th)
    -Math Presenter: Everyday Math, Singapore Math, SmartBoard
    -Private School Interscholastic Association School Coordinator (1st-8th)
    -Spelling Bee Sponsor (2001-2004)
    -Music Memory, Writing, Art History, Number Sense, Prose, and Spelling
    -Coach for Academic Competitions (2001-2009)
    -Curriculum Alignment Team Member/Writer (2004-2008)
    -Administrative Duties (2007-2012)
  • 1997-2001 Educational Consultant for Mathematics, Reading, and Science
    -Creative Publications and Pearson Education
  • 1995-1997 Urban Systemic Initiative (K-12)
    -Math and science mentor teacher for the nine school districts in Bexar County
    -TEXTEAM Presenter Algebra
    – Curriculum Specialist
  • 1994 High Ability Program at Southwest Texas State University (Summer) Instructor and Curriculum Writer
  • 1989 Summer Academy for Gifted Students at Antonio Preparatory High School Math and Science Instructor
  • 1988-1996 Judson Independent School District
    -Third Grade Teacher
    -Inclusion Teacher
    -Young Astronauts Leader
    -Family Math Coordinator and Presenter
  • 1987-1988 Kerrville Independent School District First Grade Teacher

Certifications, Awards, Associations

  • Elementary Education
  • French
  • Gifted and Talented Education
  • Superintendents Award for Teaching, JISD
  • Regional Collaborative for Excellence in Science Teaching Award
  • Recognized by the State of Texas House of Representatives for science achievement and collaboration
  • National Science Teachers Association
  • National Council of Teachers of Mathematics
  • Texas Association for Gifted and Talented Education