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Florida State University

Alison Kiser, Leon County
Gretchen Everhart School
CARD Staff: Joy Moore

Alison Kiser is a high school teacher at Gretchen Everhart School where she serves students with severe to profound handicaps. She has been teaching there since January 2010. Prior to Gretchen, Alison worked at Imagine Charter School where she served as a Referral Coordinator, Testing Coordinator, and Director of ESE services. Before moving to Imagine, Alison worked as an inclusion teacher at The School of Arts and Sciences where she also served as a Reading Coach and Referral Coordinator. Prior to The School of Arts and Sciences, Alison taught four years at Woodville Elementary School teaching self-contained students with special needs. Alison’s first teaching assignment was at Shadeville Elementary in Wakulla County where she taught a self-contained class for students with emotional handicaps. She spent nine years teaching in Wakulla County.

Alison received both her bachelor’s and master’s degrees from Florida State University in Special Education with emphasis in Emotionally Handicaps, Learning Disabilities and Varying Disabilities. Further, Alison is reading endorsed and has Elementary Education on her teaching certificate.

Besides the field of education, Alison served as Director of Horticulture at Goodwood Museum and Gardens. She is a Master Gardner as well as a historic gardener with certification from The Historic Landscape Institute at the University of Virginia. She owns the gardening business, Autumn Moon Harvests.

Alison is the daughter of Dwight Worden, a retired Naval Officer and College Professor and Yvonne Worden, a retired History teacher. She is married to Daniel Kiser who is a teacher of Mathematics at Rickards High School. She has two children, Joseph and Sarah, who both attend Florida State University

Proposed Project:

Alison is co-coordinating a book club which is focusing on visual supports for students with autism. They are using the book, Visual Supports for People with Autism by Cohen and Sloan. During this book club they will discuss chapters in the book and also bring examples of visual supports used.


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This product was developed by the Partnership for Effective Programs for Students with Autism, a project funded by the State of Florida, Department of Education, K-12 Public Schools, Bureau of Exceptional Education and Student Services, through federal assistance under the Individual with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA), Part B.
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