Senior Curriculum Developer
Alison has developed lesson plans and other educational resources for iCivics since 2009. Her practical expertise in both content and pedagogy stems from eight years of teaching experience in the public school system at both the high school and middle school levels, including seven years teaching all 8th grade subjects at Cañon Elementary in Black Canyon City, Arizona. Ms. Atwater holds an M.A. in Social & Philosophical Foundations of Education from Arizona State University, and she holds current teacher certification at both the K-8 and 7-12 levels. She also holds a J.D. from the Sandra Day O’Connor College of Law at Arizona State. After earning her J.D., she clerked for Chief Justice Rebecca White Berch of the Arizona Supreme Court.