Hello! My name is Alison Hantak, and I am the lead teacher in the 4 year old 5 day classroom. I am thrilled to be joining the Preschool Team this year. 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: 11 year-old Keegan, 8 year-old Griffin, and Riley who will be turning 4 in October. Keegan will be a sixth grader at SASEAS this year, and Griffin will be a third grader. Keegan and Griffin both attended Seton Preschool. They had wonderful experiences and were well prepared for Kindergarten. Riley has started 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!