Alison moved to Anchorage in July of 2022 from Kansas. She attended the University of Kansas and received her degree in Linguistics. Following this, Alison worked in Finland and Australia as an Au Pair before moving to Massachusetts where she began working in a residential school for children on the Autism Spectrum. While in Massachusetts she received her Master’s of Education with a Designation in Autism Spectrum Disorders from Simmons University in 2019. Alison then returned to Kansas where she spent 3 years working in a middle school Special Education classroom. In her free time Alison likes to read, spend time with her dog, and watch Kansas basketball.
Kelly is new to SESA, joining our team in August of 2023. She comes with over 20 years of experience working in the profession of Education. This includes as a classroom Special Education Teacher, Instructional Coach, Professional Development Facilitator, and school Administrator in public schools. She has her Masters in Special Education and Educational Leadership. Kelly has been a resident of Alaska since 2016 after moving from Florida. In her spare time, she likes to go kayaking, fishing (especially ice fishing), and cook savory dishes. Kelly’s primary goal as an Autism Specialist is to support all teachers and students by providing evidence-based strategies and tools that ensure teacher and student success inside the classroom and the community. She believes in person first thinking and celebrates individuality to determine the most appropriate interventions and tools to support all learners.
Erin Land is originally from a small ranching community in Wyoming. Erin attended The University of Northern Colorado and received her dual degree in Special Education and Elementary Education with an emphasis in Sensory Regulation. She has taught for seven years in Limerick, Ireland, and Anchorage, Alaska. She enjoys reading, walking her cats, and traveling with her husband in her free time. This is Erin’s first year as an Autism Specialist for SESA.