Learn more about Alison Bey, a new Curriculum Developer for the Minnesota Child Welfare Training Academy.

Alison Bey

Alison has been working in the field of Adult Basic Education for the past 10 years and is a former University of Minnesota graduate student. She lives in Northeast Minneapolis with her husband and young daughter and is a Saint Paul native.

Tell us about your education and/or work experience prior to joining the MNCWTA. I have a Masters in Education (M.Ed) from the University of Minnesota in Adult Education, and have primarily been working in the field of Adult Basic Education (General Education Development (GED), English as a Second Language (ESL)) for the last 10 years as a classroom teacher. Prior to that, I worked in social services as a Minnesota Family Investment Program (MFIP) counselor.

What do you enjoy most about your work? I really enjoy taking initiative with new or expanding training programs, figuring out the best route to take so that the training will be as successful as possible for adult learners, and growing my competency around new subject matter.

What are you most passionate about personally? I have a 2 year old daughter named Adree who is the light of my life.

What do you like to do outside of work? I like to garden, hike, go on bike rides, and camp. I really need to expand my list of enjoyable winter activities!