We are experienced educators with a strong background both in theory and practice. Allison is a licensed school psychologist with a doctorate in interdisciplinary leadership studies. She practiced school psychology in a variety of settings for four years before launching Girls With Ideas, a concept founded on her research in leadership development for middle school girls and implemented during practice. Angie is a former secondary teacher with a Master's in education and women's studies. Her thesis focused on identifying educational services that successfully help girls flourish in a modern learning environment. After completing her M.A., she transitioned into professional services and training. Allison and Angie know each other from volunteering with a youth leadership organization.
We believe that the most powerful learning comes project-based lessons and significant reflection throughout and after the experience. Our lessons allow for students to be heavily self-directed and empower girls to learn from each step of the process, rather than just an end result.
In 2016, Allison was named the International Volunteer of the Year for the Hugh O'Brian Youth Leadership Conference for her work planning and organizing leadership conferences for students from around the globe. Angie was awarded Educator of the Year during her tenure as a teacher in 2010 and was recognized by the National Honor Society annually as a Distinguished Educator.
Allison: B.A. in Psychology from Creighton University; M.S. in Psychology from the University of Nebraska at Omaha; Ed.S. in School Psychology from the University of Nebraska at Omaha; Ed.D. in Interdisciplinary Leadership Studies from Creighton University. Angie: B.A. in English and Secondary Education from Lebanon Valley College; M.A. in Higher Education and Student Affairs Administration from Michigan State University.
Girls With Ideas is a social good company that teaches girls how to be confident, creative leaders by helping them dream up an idea and make it happen. Learn more about us at www.girlswithideas.com.