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Allison Nys

Allison Nys grew up in Montana and has spent her entire educational career in Montana. Allison taught for 16 years in a rural school (on average 60 students K-6), which happened to be the same rural school she attended as a child. (photo in header) She has another 11 years in administration as a principal in a larger school district and curriculum director. She holds degrees in Art (K-12 teaching), K-8 Teaching and Educational Leadership along with a Superintendent Licensure.

Allison is heavily involved with rural education and has been an active member of the National Rural Education Association since 2006, after winning the Montana Rural Teacher of the year.  She has sat on the Executive Board since 2010 and was the President of the association twice (2016 & 2022).

A main goal of Allison's is to provide mentoring, coaching and professional development to any educator who has a growth mindset or district/school wanting to improve learning and culture! Allison spends much of her time working in rural schools, however, can tailor work to any school or district.

Nys Family photo

Allison and her husband, Mike, reside in the Bitterroot Valley in Montana. Getting away to the quiet forests of the Bitterroot is one of their favorite past times. Camping, fishing and hiking fill their summers. Winters are filled with watching their son, Alec, coach basketball at the collegiate level. Travel across the United States to tournaments and games tend to be their favorite winter activities!

Bitterroot Mountain Sunset

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Image Header: Pioneer School pencil drawing - Dick Ellis - 1999 (used with permission by Dick Ellis)