Hello!  My name is Mrs. Allison Halstead and I am a lead teacher, success coach and high school English teacher for IVLA.  I am a certified English teacher and tutor in Connecticut and have experienced teaching many different classes at many different levels.  My family and I live in beautiful Southbury, CT.  I have two wonderful little boys – Ryan, who is 6, and Nathan, who is 3.  I enjoy running long distances, reading science fiction and historical fiction for fun, and trying new things.  My boys and I love all things Disney.  The coolest thing I ever did was run a Ragnar Relay – 12 people in a team run over 200 miles all together over 36 hours! All together I ran about 20 of the 200.  Now I spend most of my running time chasing around little Ryan!