Alison Whittington is a member of CEMSE School Support Services team and works to develop and provide professional development to schools and districts. She joined CEMSE with more than ten years experience as a bilingual teacher, mathematics specialist, and district mathematics facilitator with Chicago Public Schools (CPS). She has provided mathematics professional development to teachers, parents, and administrators in a variety of contexts. Alison was a teacher on loan at CEMSE in 2006-2007, working with the CPS Restructuring Schools Project. Alison holds an EdD in educational leadership from National-Louis University, an MEd in instructional leadership from the University of Illinois at Chicago, and a BA in mathematics and elementary education from Illinois Wesleyan University.