Allyson Cook is a lifelong learner who has spent the last 12 years focused on ensuring that students and teachers have access to resources and equitable support. Allyson joins Generation Citizen after spending the last 7 years at CollegeSpring, where she developed a coaching and rescoped the teacher training program that focuses on a foundational skill building curriculum around college and career readiness through test prep. As the Managing Director, Program & Impact, Allyson leads the dynamic National Program Team by overseeing the full scaling of an innovative equity-centered curriculum, teacher training, coaching supports and the monitoring and evaluation for the organization.
Allyson views herself as an integrated change agent who is committed to: empowering all scholars to build character, ensuring they develop mastery in 21st century skills, and providing access to high quality educational and professional careers by creating diverse, engaging learning opportunities. She strives to guide youth to their full potential, meanwhile engaging families and community members to be more involved in the academic success of the youth.
Allyson resides in Verona, New Jersey with her spouse and two young boys. She enjoys dancing and high intensity workouts and spending time experiencing the seasons change with her family.