Alison Manzer



Her own journey of intellectual discovery was nurtured at the University of Chicago, where she completed a Bachelor’s in History degree (Phi Beta Kappa).


Alison’s extensive teaching experience ranges from preschool to high school. Most recently, she taught a course on one of her own favorite books, Lois Lowry’s The Giver, in a virtual classroom to students from around the United States and beyond, and at a local homeschool academy. In addition, for the past five summers, she has served as a presenter at Taproot, an annual Waldorf inspired workshop for educators.

Fun Facts and Hobbies

  • Originally from Chippewa Falls, Wisconsin, Alison, along with her husband and three sons (now grown), has lived in Austin since 2008.
  • When she is not teaching, you can find her meandering around Austin.
  • She enjoys browsing the local bookstores, going out for Ethiopian and Indian food, and listening to the Blues at the Skylark lounge.
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