Stangel spotlight focuses on Allison Vance

Stangel spotlight focuses on Allison Vance
Posted on 05/15/2018

Each month students and staff members will be "in the spotlight" as a way to celebrate them for being great ambassadors of the MPSD Mission, Vision and Core Beliefs.  May's spotlight features Allison Vance!  Thank you for your service to the MPSD!

What are your hobbies? Allison loves to be outside. She enjoys hiking, running, biking and walking her dog. When she has time she also enjoys acrylic painting- especially nature scenes. She always looks forward to Friday night dinner dates with her fiance Ben Henry, especially when they include ice cream. One of Allison’s favorite places to spend time is Door County. 

How long have you worked in the MPSD? This is Allison’s first year at Stangel and MPSD. She has loved every minute of it. She enjoys the opportunities she faces each day as she works with students to make sure that each one grows. Her staff have become like a family to her; they have fun working together every day. Allison is a hometown Manty girl and she is happy to be living by her family as she begins her career. 

What is your favorite book? Memoirs of an Imaginary Friend by Matthew Dicks. Allison read this book last summer. It is about a boy with autism and the book is written from the perspective of his imaginary friend. The unique point of view was interesting to Allison and it gave her new insights into how kids with autism might be thinking.  

What is the best advice you ever received? To be myself and not to let others change me. That is advice I have gotten from my parents, teachers, and professors in college. I try to be positive and funny and not allow things to get to me- thanks to this good advice. 

How did you decide to go into education? I have always loved working with kids and have found it a passion of mine to work with students with disabilities. I believe that everyone is capable of achieving and I enjoy looking for those areas that each student can grow and be successful in their own unique ways.  

What is your favorite movie? The proposal.” It is a classic, funny chick flick. 

Who is your role model? Allison’s role models were her cooperating teachers during her student teaching experiences in Madison and Middleton. She does not believe she would be where she is without them. They helped her to grow in her teaching and encouraged her to be who she is.