Allison Zmuda

Zmuda

works with the Association for the Supervision and Curriculum Development as a faculty member in the Understanding by Design cadre and independently through her own consulting firm, The Competent Classroom, LLC. Allison began her career in education as a public high school teacher in Connecticut. Her curricular and instructional practices led to her first book, The Competent Classroom (2001). Allison is the author of High Stakes High School: A Guide for the Perplexed Parents (2001), Transforming Schools: Creating a Culture of Continuous Improvement, Librarians as Learning Specialists: Meeting the 21st Century Learning Imperative and most recently, Breaking Free from Myths About Teaching and Learning. She is also the lead co-author of the Schooling by Design Action Tool released by the Association for the Supervision and Curriculum Development in 2007. Allison has presented at workshops across the US and Canada.