Allison W. Matlack, M.A.T., has devoted her professional life working with independent school students and helping them to find their personal success. For 12 years at AHP, Allison helped guide students and their families through the independent school and college planning process. Allison began her career teaching English at Westtown School in Westtown, Pennsylvania, where she also served as swim coach, dorm head, and associate dean of students. She found her work there as a college counselor, however, was especially rewarding as she helped students to identify their established and emerging abilities and interests and to make important choices about their educational paths. Since moving to the Boston area, Allison has taught Freshman Composition at a local college and Social Psychology at the Phillips Academy Summer Session. She graduated Phi Beta Kappa from Bates College and received a Master of Arts in Teaching from Tufts University. She and her husband enjoy gardening, biking, and travel. Her daughter is happily majoring in French at college in Pennsylvania where she was a recruited soccer player and her son is a freshman at the same college (something none of us anticipated! )where he is enjoying playing ultimate Frisbee and is pursuing his interests in environmental studies and studio art. Allison opened the doors of Matlack Educational Consulting in February, 2015.