Alison Pildner, B.A., Comparative Human Development

Alison Pildner
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This is Alison’s second year at BBA as a member of the Therapeutic Enrichment Team. She was born and raised outside of Boston and moved to Chicago to attend college. She graduated from the University of Chicago in 2016 with a Bachelor’s degree in Comparative Human Development. Last year, Alison worked primarily in the L&E classroom but got to know other students though her morning electives and afternoon enrichment classes. This year, Alison is excited to spend time in many different classrooms and work with a variety of students and teachers.

Before BBA, Alison worked with preschoolers in an inclusive classroom back in Boston. She served as a 1:1 aide and really enjoys getting to know her students and celebrating their successes. She has also worked as a camp counselor with Easter Seals where she focused on adapting activities to better engage her campers. These opportunities have given Alison experience working with various communication systems, implementing behavioral plans, and addressing sensory needs. Her favorite part about working with young children is their energy and she is looking forward to sharing her excitement and enthusiasm for learning with her students.

Alison ran for the University of Chicago’s Track and Field team and continues to run in her free time. She also likes to read, watch sports, and cross stitch. Alison is ready for another year at Black Bear and can’t wait to learn and grow with her students!