Allison Litten has been teaching at the Marion Cross School, a public K-6 school in Norwich, Vermont, for 15 years. When she first started at MCS, students began studying French in fourth grade. In 2010, talks about expanding the program began. After a lot of research, time, and community input, the program expanded to third grade and, two years later, went all the way down to kindergarten. Allison really enjoys having the opportunity to work with the various age groups, and loves having a schedule when she sees different grades back-to-back. Her experience in each grade is totally different and she's constantly in awe of what her students can do at each level. (Check out her Instagram to see photos and videos of her classes in action.) In 2011, she attended a life-changing conference organized by the amazing Carol Gaab of Fluency Matters. Since then, she has been teaching with comprehensible input and TPRS. The feedback she has received from parents and students throughout the years has been so positive that she has never looked back. She has presented on CI and TPRS activities and approaches multiple times at the VFLA annual conference, as well as ACTFL, iFLT, and NECTFL. Allison was honored and humbled to have received the VFLA Teacher of the Year award in March 2019 and looks forward to representing the Green Mountain State at NECTFL in February, 2020. When she's not teaching, Allison enjoys spending time with her dog, friends, and family, traveling, running, researching and cooking amazing vegan food, watching movies, and keeping a really, REALLY clean house. (Just don't look at her classroom; it's usually a disaster!) She can't imagine doing anything else with her life, and hopes you will find some useful tidbits in her introspections that she posts here.