Allison is AVID’s chief of staff. Allison brings a wealth of experience to her new role, having worked at AVID Center for 16 years. She has held various positions within the organization, most recently serving as a Program Specialist on the Organization Learning & Development Team.

After being introduced to AVID, Allison quickly realized that her passion for educational equity was perfectly aligned with AVID’s mission to close the opportunity gap. She began her career with AVID Center in 2007 as one of the first Program Managers in the organization, supporting school districts across the entire Eastern Region.

Allison has over 20 years of experience in education, having served in both rural and urban districts as a high school English teacher, AVID Elective Teacher and AVID Site Coordinator. She continued her journey in educational leadership as an AVID District Director where she oversaw the implementation of AVID in multiple schools and developed and facilitated professional learning. Allison’s extensive partner-facing work, leadership of the Operational Excellence Team, and her contributions as a member of the Senior Leadership Team have provided her with a broad perspective and deep institutional knowledge.

She has a Master’s in Education from Western Governor’s University and Bachelor’s in English Education from Florida A & M University.

Allison Childress

Allison Childress