As a full-time education consultant, Allison Zmuda works with educators to grow ideas on how to make learning for students challenging, possible and worthy of the attempt. Over the past fifteen years, Zmuda has shared curricular, assessment, and instructional ideas, shown illustrative examples, and offered practical strategies of how to get started.
Allison Zmuda began as a public high school teacher in Newtown, Connecticut. Her passion for her students and her innovative spirit inspired the writing of her first book: The Competent Classroom (2001). Zmuda made the transition from classroom to consultant in 2002 – primarily specializing with a handful of long-term clients (PK-12) on multi-year projects to support learning as defined by school and community goals. She also continues to create and has gone on to write six more books, including Transforming Schools (2004), Breaking Free from Myths of Teaching and Learning (2010), and her most recent book Learning Personalized: The evolution of a contemporary classroom (2015). In addition, Zmuda launched and curates an online community Learning Personalized to share ideas, innovators, and accomplishments of students, parents, and educators.