DEN Community Member of the Week: Alison Schleede

CMOTW resizedAlison Schleede is this week’s DEN Community Member of the Week. Alison is an instructional technology coordinating teacher at Wake County Public Schools, North Carolina. She has been using Discovery Education for over 10 years.  “When I was teaching, I would use mostly video content to enhance my lessons.  As a technology facilitator, I shared the power of all the resources, video, audio, images, with teachers in my school.  Now I am able to share the SOS strategies and other resources with all the teachers in my district.” Keep reading to learn more about Alison and connect with her on social media!


How do you start your day?densi

My amazing husband makes me breakfast while I get ready for work.  He has my coffee ready and a delicious breakfast waiting!

Why did you become a teacher?

I became a teacher because of my love of learning, and the desire to instill that same love in kids.

What is a ritual you have in your classroom?

When I had my own classroom, I would meet them at the door everyday with a handshake.  It evolved into a hug or a handshake as the year went on.


IMG_4216What advice do you have for first year teachers?

Use the SOS strategies to engage students in the content!  Start small and build as you go!  Take lots of pictures and document the amazing things your students do.

What sites do you visit to assist in your teaching practice?

The DEN has helped me connect with so many great educators — so all I have to do is follow them on Facebook and Twitter to stay up to date with new ideas!

What is your most memorable experience with the DEN?IMG_4011

There are so many!  DENSI 2014 was great because I was able to connect with so many educators.  The summer institute in Vermont allowed me to meet Susan Bowdoin as we competed for the best costume, one the represented our hometown.  Another one of my favorites parts was visiting the Ben and Jerry’s factory with Kelly, David, Dave, and Martha!  We had so much fun and have become great friends.


When you’re not working, where are we most likely to find you?19307_793121934099555_446479251091005634_n

Home with my husband!

What is your favorite kind of donut?

Chocolate covered, white cream

How can others connect with you?

Twitter – @aschleede


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  1. LeaAnne said:

    What an amazing choice! Congratulations Alison!

  2. Howard Ginsburg said:

    A STAR educator and person as well!! Congratulations!

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