Hello, I am very excited to take the Lead roll in the PEDAL (Preschool Extended Day and Lunch) Program at St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Preschool. I have a Masters in Education and have worked 13 years at Children's Hospital in direct contact with children of all ages where I created and implemented education programs.
In addition to my work experience I also volunteer as a room parent for my children's school, a tutor for Boys Hope Girls Hope, and an Educator at the Cincinnati Zoo and Cincinnati Nature Center.
Hello! My name is Alison Hantak, and I am the lead teacher in the 4 year old 5 day classroom and teach the PEDAL program in the afternoon. I am originally from Kankakee, IL (a small town south of Chicago). I came to Cincinnati to attend Xavier University. I graduated from XU in May of 2003 with a degree in Early Childhood Education. After graduation I hoped to stay in Cincinnati and was blessed to find a job at St. Andrew – St. Elizabeth Ann Seton School. I taught second grade for fifteen years at SASEAS School. When the opportunity arose to join the Seton Preschool team I was eager to try something new and be part of this wonderful program! While working at SASEAS I returned to XU and earned a Master’s Degree in Reading Education along with a K-12 Ohio Reading Endorsement. As an undergrad at Xavier I met my husband, Neil. We have three energetic boys: 12 year-old Keegan, 9 year-old Griffin, and Riley who will be turning 5 in October. Keegan will be a seventh grader at SASEAS this year, and Griffin will be a fourth grader. Keegan and Griffin both attended Seton Preschool. They had wonderful experiences and were well prepared for Kindergarten. Riley will attend Seton Preschool this year. I love spending time with my family, and they keep me very busy! I feel very blessed to be working with your children, and I look forward to creating an environment where their curiosity and love of learning is nurtured!