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Alison Gavin


Campbell Hall School • Los Angeles, California

Like many other teachers, Alison Gavin navigated remote and hybrid learning over the last couple of years as the country dealt with the COVID-19 pandemic. She was glad to survive the experience, which might be attributed to what she learned from her mother. 

“My mother became a librarian after she had four children and taught me you are never too old to start something new,” said Alison, who is a 16-year education veteran and teaches American history at Campbell Hall in Los Angeles, Calif. Alison became interested in teaching full-time after traveling overseas and teaching English to children in other countries. 

Alison makes ample use of the Bill of Rights Institute’s curriculum on slavery and the Constitution. She considers former U.S. President James Madison her favorite historical figure because “he did his homework and had a vision,” she said.